Definition of ideally in English:

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Pronunciation: /īˈdē(ə)lē/


1 [as sentence adverb] Preferably; in an ideal world: ideally, you should exercise for 30 minutes every day
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  • The Rams would like him on the field a lot more, ideally about two-thirds of the time.
  • A good bat correctly knocked in ideally would last about 1000 runs including net use.
  • Such grants should, ideally, contribute an overhead to the university.
in a perfect world;
preferably, if possible, by choice, by preference, as a matter of choice, rather;
all things being equal, theoretically, hypothetically, in theory, in principle, on paper
2 [as submodifier] In the best possible way; perfectly: her experience makes her ideally suited to the job
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  • Sampras is a powerful predator whose game is ideally suited to grass.
  • Wood gained four points from a snooker on the last red which left him ideally positioned for a clearance.
  • Any 49-key keyboard is not ideally suited for playing piano music.

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Syllabification: i·de·al·ly

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