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"The vast majority of Indians, who do not enjoy the benefits of modernity, still believe that religion is one of the most - if not the most - important factors in their lives." Source: No full stops in India - Mark Tully
What is the meaning of ' if not the most' in the above text?
"In sandy soil, when deep you delve, you reach the springs below; The more you learn, the freer streams of wisdom flow." - Thiruvalluvar
It might actually be the most important factor.