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English definition of “namely”

namely

adverb     /ˈneɪm.li/
C1 used when you want to give more detail or be more exact about something you have just said: We need to get more teachers into the classrooms where they're most needed , namely in high poverty areas . I learned an important lesson when I lost my job , namely that nothing is a hundred percent guaranteed .Particular and individual
(Definition of namely adverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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