presumably

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From presume +‎ -ably, presumable +‎ -ly.

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presumably (comparative more presumably, superlative most presumably)

  1. able to be sensibly presumed
    Synonyms: presumptively, presumedly
    Presumably, he will attend the opening.
    • 2011, Phil McNulty, Euro 2012: Montenegro 2-2 England [1]
      Capello made a change on the hour which was presumably enforced by injury as the excellent Young was replaced by Stewart Downing.
    • 2013 August 3, “The machine of a new soul”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8847:
      Yet this is the level of [neural] organisation that does the actual thinking—and is, presumably, the seat of consciousness.

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