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Definition of equally adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1to the same degree; in the same or in a similar way Diet and exercise are equally important. This job could be done equally well by a computer. We try to treat every member of staff equally. The findings of the survey apply equally to adults and children. The birds are equally at home in a woodland or riverside environment. She may have arrived late or it is equally possible that she never went there at all.
  2. 2in equal parts, amounts, etc. The money was divided equally among her four children. They share the housework equally.
  3. 3used to introduce another phrase or idea that adds to, and is as important as, what you have just said I'm trying to do what is best, but equally I have to consider the cost.
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