Part of speech: adverb

That is to say.

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Usage examples "namely":

  1. He seemed completely staggered at my assuming the proposition for which he had been so fiercely contending- namely, that the room in which he stood was his own. - "My Friend The Murderer", A. Conan Doyle.
  2. It will be observed that two places in perspective space are associated with every aspect of a thing: namely, the place where the thing is, and the place which is the perspective of which the aspect in question forms part. - "Our Knowledge of the External World as a Field for Scientific Method in Philosophy", Bertrand Russell.
  3. For the first half- hour I felt that everybody knew me and was staring at the boy who had run away from Mr Blakeford's office; but by degrees that idea passed off and gave place to another, namely, that I was all alone in this great city, and that it seemed very solitary and strange. - "The Story of Antony Grace", George Manville Fenn.