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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.C2 used to emphasize the most important fact in a situation: Ultimately, he'll have to decide.
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