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English definition of “roughly”

roughly

adverb (NOT EVENLY)    /ˈrʌf.li/
C2 without taking a lot of care to make something perfect: Roughly chop the tomatoes.Crude and basic
(Definition of roughly adverb (NOT EVENLY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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