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"ultimately" in British English

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ultimatelyadverb

uk   /ˈʌl.tɪ.mət.li/  us   /ˈʌl.tə.mət.li/
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 ​importantfact in a ​situation: Ultimately, he'll have to ​decide.

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"ultimately" in American English

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ultimatelyadverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈʌl·tə·mət·li/
finally; in the end: Our ​plans ultimately ​depend on the ​weather.
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