Ordinary language, as most of us are at least vaguely aware, serves various functions in our day-to-day lives. The twentieth-century philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein thought the number of these functions to be virtually unlimited.
Then I looked in the wiktionary
1 Almost but not quite.
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2 Without exaggeration.
3 In essence, but not in fact.
Which definition do I choose and why? How do I choose the right definition in general?