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English definition of “perhaps”

perhaps

adverb uk   /pəˈhæps/ /præps/ us    /pɚˈhæps/
A2 used to show that something is possible or that you are not certain about something: He hasn't written to me recently - perhaps he's lost my address. Perhaps the most important question has not been asked. We plan to travel to Europe - to Spain or Italy perhaps.
See also
Possible and probable
used to show that a number or amount is approximate: There were perhaps 500 people at the meeting.Approximate used when making polite requests or statements of opinion: "I never remember people's birthdays." "Well, perhaps you should."Polite expressions
(Definition of perhaps from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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