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Meaning of “namely” in the English Dictionary

"namely" in British English

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namelyadverb

uk   us   /ˈneɪm.li/
C1 used when you ​want to give more ​detail or be more ​exact about something you have just said: We need to get more ​teachers into the ​classrooms where they're most ​needed, namely in high ​povertyareas. I ​learned an ​importantlesson when I ​lost my ​job, namely that nothing is a hundred ​percentguaranteed.

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

"namely" in American English

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namelyadverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈneɪm·li/
to be ​specific: He ​suggested that these ​so-calledcontributions are something ​else, namely ​taxes.
(Definition of namely from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “namely”
in Chinese (Simplified) 即,也就是说…
in Turkish yani..., şöyle ki...…
in Russian а именно, то есть…
in Chinese (Traditional) 即,也就是說…
in Polish mianowicie…
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