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Dictionary definition for: Directly

1. (r) without deviation; "the path leads directly to the lake" "went direct to the office"

2. (r) without anyone or anything intervening; "these two factors are directly related" "he was directly responsible" "measured the physical properties directly"

3. (r) without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening; "he answered immediately" "found an answer straightaway" "an official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith" "Come here now!"

4. (r) in a forthright manner; candidly or frankly; "he didn''t answer directly" "told me straight out" "came out flat for less work and more pay"

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