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ideally

[ahy-dee-uh-lee] /aɪˈdi ə li/
adverb
1.
in accordance with an ideal; perfectly.
2.
in theory or principle.
3.
in idea, thought, or imagination.
Origin of ideally
1590-1600
1590-1600; ideal + -ly
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adv.

"in the best conceivable situation," 1840, from ideal + -ly (2). Earlier "in an archetype" (1640s); "in idea or imagination" (1590s).

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