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English definition of “strictly”

strictly

adverb     /ˈstrɪkt.li/
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 .Severe 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 .SevereAccurate and exact 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 ?Accurate and exact
(Definition of strictly adverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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