Meaning of “largely” in the English Dictionary

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"largely" in British English

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largelyadverb

uk /ˈlɑːdʒ.li/ us /ˈlɑːrdʒ.li/

B2 almost completely:

a largely male company
Their complaints have been largely ignored.
Until recently the civil war had been largely unreported in the press.

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  • The west of the city was largely unaffected by the bombing.
  • The success of almost any project depends largely on its manager.
  • Choosing furniture is largely a matter of personal preference.
  • The audience was composed largely of young people.
  • Their victory was largely a result of their brilliantly orchestrated election campaign.

(Definition of “largely” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"largely" in American English

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largelyadverb [ not gradable ]

us /ˈlɑrdʒ·li/

to a great degree, or generally:

My advice was largely ignored.
His early novels went largely unnoticed.

(Definition of “largely” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)