largely

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largely(
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
adverb
1. (mostly)
a. en gran parte
The failure to complete the project on schedule was due largely to factors beyond our control.El que no termináramos el proyecto en el plazo previsto se debió en gran parte a factores ajenos a nuestra voluntad.
b. en gran medida
He was a famous artist in his time, but his work is now largely forgotten.En su época fue un artista famoso, pero su trabajo cayó ya en gran medida en el olvido.
c. mayoritariamente
The crowd was largely made up of teenagers.La multitud era mayoritariamente adolescente.
d. principalmente
The party's support comes largely from the working class.El apoyo del partido viene principalmente de la clase trabajadora.
2. (considerably)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Although she does not figure largely in the movie, her character is crucial to the plot.Aunque ella no tiene un papel destacado en la película, su personaje es crucial para la trama.
The author's long-winded style detracted largely from my enjoyment of the novel.El estilo prolijo del autor no me dejó disfrutar bien de la novela.
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largely
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
adverb
1. (to a great extent)
a. en gran medida
2. (mostly)
a. principalmente
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largely [ˈlɑːdʒlɪ]
adverb
1 (mainly) en gran parte; en gran medida
the rest of the world has largely ignored China's environmental problems el resto del mundo, en gran parte or en gran medida, ha hecho caso omiso de los problemas medioambientales de China
The evidence shows him to be largely correct officials admit that the move is largely symbolic Losses were largely confined to the Asian community The idea is largely the brainchild of an American scientist His support came largely from outside the Party
it is a largely working-class area es en su mayor parte una zona de clase obrera
he was elected largely because ... se le eligió en gran parte porque ...
Prices remained high, largely because of the demand from the American market
this is largely due to ... esto se debe en gran parte or medida a ...
to be largely reponsible for sth ser en gran parte or medida responsable de algo
Soil erosion is largely responsible for these awful famines in Africa
largely speaking hablando en líneas generales
2 (prominently)
to figure largely in sth [+person] tener un papel destacado en algo; [+theme, subject] ocupar un papel destacado en algo
it figures largely throughout the film/book the theme of reincarnation figures largely throughout the book the subject of cutting the deficit figured largely in the chancellor's speech
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