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[neym-lee] /ˈneɪm li/
that is to say; explicitly; specifically; to wit:
an item of legislation, namely, the housing bill.
Origin of namely
1125-75; Middle English namely, earlier nameliche. See name, -ly Unabridged
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  • In this case, there is a factual history to refer to, namely the tapes of the original interview.
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  • Observers noted that key evidence-namely, phone conversations between the subjects-was not taken into account.
  • The second argument is even more dubious, namely that the tax will crimp lending.
  • namely the idea is that copying others work without attribution is an honorable cultural norm.
  • But one relation of heat-namely, that to mechanical work-had not been accurately investigated.
  • It's not looking down, it is the sincerest form of flattery-namely imitation.
  • However, because the algorithm relies on known inputs--namely the date--domains can be precomputed, aiding the defenders.
  • There seems to be a problem with large surface solar cell arrays, namely wind resistance of such flat structures.
  • There are ways to measure this, namely the price-to-book ratio.
British Dictionary definitions for namely


that is to say: it was another colour, namely green
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Word Origin and History for namely

"particularly, especially" (i.e. "by name"), late 12c., from name (n.) + -ly (2).

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