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adverb     officially pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    publicly and formally

    The school won’t be officially opened until next month.

  2. 2
    according to what governments or people in authority say, although it may not be true

    Officially it’s a members-only club, but they’ll let you in.

    1. a.
      according to what people say publicly, although they know it is not true

      Officially, I’m not here at all.

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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