Definition of vestigially in English:

vestigially

adverb

  • See vestigial

    • ‘Canada, Australia and New Zealand, he explained, have a culture still vestigially fascinated by the book.’
    • ‘The absurdity is heightened by the arrangement of works in the gallery, which is vestigially museological, featuring vitrines, shelves and careful spatial separations within the gallery's clean white walls.’
    • ‘This parallelism exists, vestigially, in the tradition of animal parables.’
    • ‘The salient features of H.W.'s life - premature stardom that drove to drink, a marriage turned living hell - are vestigially there, but not duly explored.’
    • ‘It is astonishing how often the word ‘initiation’ occurs in the literature these days, and how many myths are suspected of being vestigially connected with such rituals, on no better grounds than the presence of the separation motif.’