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strictly

adverb uk   /ˈstrɪkt.li/ us  
B2 in a way that would bring severe punishment if not obeyed: The speed limit is strictly enforced on urban roads. The use of cameras in this museum is strictly forbidden. in a very limited or limiting way: Should I mark this letter to your accountant "strictly confidential"? The proposed change in the law would make abortion illegal except for strictly defined medical reasons. This unrepeatable offer is only available for a strictly limited period.B2 exactly or correctly: I have acted strictly in accordance with the regulations at all times. It is essential that the safety procedures are strictly adhered to. Their salaries are not strictly comparable (= cannot be directly compared) because of the differences in UK and US tax rates. Are all these questions strictly (= really) necessary?
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