strictly

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Etymology[edit]

strict +‎ -ly

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Adverb[edit]

strictly (comparative strictlier or more strictly, superlative strictliest or most strictly)

  1. In a strict manner.
    He adhered strictly to the diet his doctor prescribed.
  2. In a limited manner; only
  3. In a narrow or limited sense.
    That term refers strictly to smaller birds.
  4. (mathematics) In a manner that applies to every member of a set or every interval of a function

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