Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. In conformity with an ideal; perfectly.
  • adv. In theory or imagination; theoretically.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an ideal manner; by means of ideals; mentally.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In idea; in thought.
  • According to an ideal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in an ideal manner

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From ideal +‎ -ly.

Examples

  • Before you purchase a full size snooker table for your home, be sure you have enough space; the minimum space required ideally is 22 foot long and 16 foot wide to allow for cueing all around the table.

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  • Not all will be perfect but the sum of them, ideally, is enough to trip up a problem.

    Bombs Point To Weaknesses In Air Cargo Security

  • The designer's job, ideally, is to create an experience the player will enjoy, to show them something unique and new, to help them do something unique and new.

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  • Obama ideally is running on the same platform-policy wise-as Clinton, except he has a lot more integrity and his campaign is funded solely by the people.

    Clinton challenges Obama to Lincoln-Douglas style debate

  • Again ideally, all of this activity, interest, and forward momentum would crescendo in a flurry of new Manila plug-ins and Radio Tools which would attract more subscribers and projects.

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  • There was a point to what I was doing and I specifically italicized the word ideally for people like you who cannot handle questions or proposed discussions of this nature. by

    Change Prioritized

  • The most that would ever happen over WP is the same thing that happened with Abu Grahib – the blame would fall to some relatively low-ranking officer (ideally from the Reserves) who would take the fall but complain bitterly about it.

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  • In short, to Richard Nixon, television ideally is the mirror, mirror on the wall.

    The President and the Press

  • And in such an assembly, even if it be such as we call ideally perfect, we must allow something for the presence of a few hot-headed and irreconcilable members, -- men of inflexible mind, who cannot adapt themselves to circumstances, and will refuse to play when they see the game going against them.

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  • So in short, ideally I am looking for a device that fits the following: is Windows Mobile no "proper" keyboard (like Wizard or Universal), so thinner

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