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"thinly" in British English

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thinlyadverb

uk   us   /ˈθɪn.li/
(Definition of thinly from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"thinly" in American English

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thinlyadverb

 us   /ˈθɪn·li/
  • thinly adverb (IN WEAK WAY)

in a way that is not ​difficult to ​see through or ​understand: It was a thinly ​disguisedattempt to ​gaincontrol.
  • thinly adverb (NOT IN THICK WAY)

(also thin,  /θɪn/ ) made or done so that something has a ​smalldistance from the ​top to the ​bottomside: Thinly ​slicedcheese is good for ​sandwiches.
(Definition of thinly from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"thinly" in Business English

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thinlyadverb

uk   us   /ˈθɪnli/
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET with few ​peoplebuying or ​sellingshares, etc.: thinly traded markets/securities/stocks There are thinly ​tradedmarkets for all three ​companies' ​shares.
without enough ​money, ​people, ​supplies, etc. to ​operate, do a ​job, or ​provide what is needed: The ​refineries were thinly ​staffed, and ​employees were ​overworked. If ​budgets become more thinly ​stretched, ​servicequality can only suffer. Because the ​industry is thinly ​capitalized, it remains ​highly vulnerable to the next ​economicdownturn.
(Definition of thinly from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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