- UK [ˈbrɔːdlɪ] / US [ˈbrɔdlɪ]
1)a) something that is broadly accepted is accepted by most people in a general way, even if they do not agree about all the details
The proposal was broadly welcomed by teachers.b) something that is broadly true, accurate, or similar is true, accurate, or similar in the most important ways
This theory has turned out to be broadly true in practice.
Their proposals are broadly in line with the government's ideas.
The two wars followed broadly the same pattern.2) in a way that includes a large number of people or things
Only large, broadly focused companies can compete in this market.3) if you smile broadly, you give a very wide and obvious smile•
broadly/broadly speaking— used for saying that something is true in the most important ways
Broadly speaking, we agree about most things.
English dictionary. 2014.
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Broadly — Broad ly, adv. In a broad manner. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
broadly — broad|ly [ brɔdli ] adverb ** 1. ) something that is broadly accepted is accepted by most people in a general way, even if they do not agree about all the details: The proposal was broadly welcomed by teachers. a ) something that is broadly true … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
broadly — broad|ly [ˈbro:dli US ˈbro:d ] adv 1.) in a general way, relating to the main facts rather than details ▪ She knows broadly what to expect. broadly similar/comparable/equivalent etc ▪ We reached broadly similar conclusions. ▪ Broadly speaking ,… … Dictionary of contemporary English
broadly — adverb 1 in a general way, covering the main facts rather than details: She knows broadly what to expect. | broadly speaking: There are, broadly speaking, four types of champagne. | broadly similar: We reached broadly similar conclusions. 2… … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
broadly — [[t]brɔ͟ːdli[/t]] ADV GRADED: ADV with cl You can use broadly to indicate that something is generally true. → See also broad The President broadly got what he wanted out of his meeting... The idea that software is capable of any task is broadly… … English dictionary
broadly — adv. Broadly is used with these adjectives: ↑accurate, ↑analogous, ↑applicable, ↑chronological, ↑comparable, ↑consistent, ↑contemporary, ↑correct, ↑educated, ↑equivalent, ↑favourable … Collocations dictionary
broadly — Synonyms and related words: abroad, absurdly, all in all, all joking aside, all things considered, altogether, amusingly, as a rule, as a whole, as an approximation, at large, bizarrely, bluffly, bluntly, broadly speaking, brusquely, by and large … Moby Thesaurus
broadly — [ˈbrɔːdli] adv 1) in a general way, although not in every detail The proposal was broadly welcomed by teachers.[/ex] 2) in a way that includes a large number of people or things a broadly based committee[/ex] … Dictionary for writing and speaking English
broadly — adv. in a broad manner; widely (grinned broadly). Phrases and idioms: broadly speaking disregarding minor exceptions … Useful english dictionary
broadly — broad ► ADJECTIVE 1) having a distance larger than usual from side to side; wide. 2) of a specified distance wide. 3) large in area or scope. 4) without detail; general. 5) (of a hint) clear and unambiguous. 6) (of a regional accent) very… … English terms dictionary