Definition of ultimately adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈʌltɪmətli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʌltɪmətli//
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  1. 1  in the end; finally Ultimately, you'll have to make the decision yourself. A poor diet will ultimately lead to illness. The campaign was ultimately successful.
  2. 2at the most basic and important level All life depends ultimately on oxygen.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ultimately