I referred to a number of dictionaries to no avail. What does most often exactly mean?

While efforts to prevent student violence are most often promoted following high-profile school shootings, they can also be a critical tool for promoting safety in the larger community, school safety experts say.

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In this case, it means that efforts to prevent student violence are usually or most commonly promoted.


Yes, it is synonymous with usually. It means what it says; if something happens often, it happens on many occasions, and if it happens most often it happens on the greatest number of occasions.

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