to a great extent; in great part; generally; chiefly: The plan depends largely on his willingness to cooperate. That is largely incorrect.
in great quantity; much.

1175–1225; Middle English; see large, -ly Unabridged
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largely (ˈlɑːdʒlɪ)
1.  principally; to a great extent
2.  on a large scale or in a large manner

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Word Origin & History

early 13c., "in large measure; abundantly" also "generously," from large.
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Example sentences
The dangers to a continuation of this peace to-day are largely the fear and
  suspicion which still haunt the world.
Children, who had always figured largely in the felony of the age, made a
  profession of feigning the symptoms of the bewitched.
Intermingled with this scientific prejudice and largely anticipating it was
  another, a more human one.
But the rough wall of wax has in every case to be finished off, by being
  largely gnawed away on both sides.
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