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English definition of “ultimately”

ultimately

adverb uk   /ˈʌl.tɪ.mət.li/ us    /-t̬ə-/
C1 finally, after a series of things have happened: Everything will ultimately depend on what is said at the meeting with the directors next week. Ultimately, of course, he'd like to have his own business but that won't be for some time.Final and finally C2 used to emphasize the most important fact in a situation: Ultimately, he'll have to decide.Final and finallyVery important or urgent
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