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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Highly  \High"ly\,  adv 
  In  a  high  manner,  or  to  a  high  degree;  very  much  as  highly 
  esteemed. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  highly 
  adv  1:  to  a  high  degree  or  extent;  "highly  successful  play"; 
  "highly  informative";  "a  highly  educated  woman";  "an 
  extremely  interesting  book"  [syn:  {extremely}] 
  2:  favorably  or  with  much  respect;  "He  spoke  highly  of  her"; 
  "does  not  think  highly  of  his  writing" 
  3:  at  a  high  rate  or  wage;  "highly  paid  workers" 
  4:  in  a  high  position  or  level  or  rank;  "details  known  by  only 
  a  few  highly  placed  persons" 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  highly  adv  [scientific  computation]  The  preferred  modifier 
  for  overstating  an  understatement.  As  in:  `highly  nonoptimal',  the  worst 
  possible  way  to  do  something  `highly  nontrivial',  either  impossible 
  or  requiring  a  major  research  project;  `highly  nonlinear',  completely 
  erratic  and  unpredictable;  `highly  nontechnical',  drivel  written  for 
  {luser}s,  oversimplified  to  the  point  of  being  misleading  or  incorrect 
  (compare  {drool-proof  paper}).  In  other  computing  cultures,  postfixing 
  of  {in  the  extreme}  might  be  preferred. 
 
 




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