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English definition of “finally”

finally

adverb (CERTAINLY)    /ˈfaɪ.nə.li/
in a way that will not be changed : The plan hasn't been finally approved .Not able to be changedKeeping and staying the same Grammar:Finally, at last, lastly or in the end?Finally, at last, lastly and in the end all have a meaning of ‘after a period of time’. However, we use them in different ways.
(Definition of finally adverb (CERTAINLY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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