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pri·mar·i·ly

 (prī-mâr′ə-lē, -mĕr′-)
adv.
1. Chiefly; mainly: a scholastic program primarily for seniors; a primarily middle-class neighborhood.
2. At first; originally.
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primarily

(ˈpraɪmərəlɪ)
adv
1. principally; chiefly; mainly
2. at first; originally
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pri•ma•ri•ly

(praɪˈmɛər ə li, -ˈmɛr-, ˈpraɪ mɛr ə li, -mər ə-)

adv.
1. essentially; chiefly: Their income is primarily from farming.
2. at first; originally: Primarily a doctor, he later turned to teaching.
[1610–20]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.primarily - for the most part; "he is mainly interested in butterflies"
2.primarily - of primary import; "this is primarily a question of economics"; "it was in the first place a local matter"
secondarily - of secondary import; "secondarily affected"
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primarily

adverb
2. at first, originally, initially, in the first place, in the beginning, first and foremost, at or from the start These machines were primarily intended for use in editing.
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Translations
أَوَلاًبِصورَةٍ رَئيسِيَّه، في المَكان الأوَّل
hlavněpředevším
først og fremmest
pääasiassa
prvenstveno
fyrst og fremst
主として
주로
predvsem
i första hand
อย่างที่เป็นพื้นฐาน
chủ yếu

primarily

[ˈpraɪmərɪlɪ] ADV (= chiefly) → ante todo, principalmente
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primarily

[ˈpraɪmərəli] adv (= chiefly) → essentiellement
primarily because of → essentiellement parce que
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primarily

advhauptsächlich, in erster Linie
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primarily

[ˈpraɪmrɪlɪ] adv (chiefly) → principalmente, essenzialmente
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prime1

(praim) adjective
1. first or most important. the prime minister; a matter of prime importance.
2. best. in prime condition.
noun
the best part (of a person's etc life, usually early middle age). He is in his prime; the prime of life.
ˈprimary adjective
1. first or most important. his primary concern.
2. of the first level or stage. a primary school.
ˈprimarily (praiˈmerəli) adverb
chiefly; in the first place. I wrote the play primarily as a protest, and only secondarily as entertainment.
primary colours
(of pigments, but not of light) those colours from which all others can be made, ie red, blue and yellow.
prime minister
the chief minister of a government.
prime number
a number that can only be divided without a remainder by itself and 1, eg 3, 5, 7, 31.
ˈprime time noun
the evening hours, the time when most viewers are watching television. The programme will be broadcast during prime time.
adjective
prime-time advertising.
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primarily

أَوَلاً hlavně først og fremmest zuerst πρώτιστα ante todo pääasiassa principalement prvenstveno principalmente 主として 주로 hoofdzakelijk primært głównie principalmente главным образом i första hand อย่างที่เป็นพื้นฐาน başlıca chủ yếu 主要地
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primarily

adv. primeramente; principalmente, primordialmente.
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References in classic literature ?
Primarily and most properly the term has reference to time: in this sense the word is used to indicate that one thing is older or more ancient than another, for the expressions 'older' and 'more ancient' imply greater length of time.
These closely similar particulars are collected together by their similarity primarily and, more correctly, by the fact that they are related to each other approximately according to the laws of perspective and of reflection and diffraction of light.
My reading for reading's sake, as I had hitherto done it, was at an end, and I read primarily for the sake of writing about the book in hand, and secondarily for the pleasure it might give me.
In the meantime, after this one relapse at Benicia, I went on with my abstemiousness, primarily because I didn't want to drink.
It will, I presume, be as readily conceded, that there were only three ways in which this power could have been reasonably modified and disposed: that it must either have been lodged wholly in the national legislature, or wholly in the State legislatures, or primarily in the latter and ultimately in the former.
What is wanted is means of improving nutrition, and not for lowering it." And the celebrated doctor expounded his plan of treatment with Soden waters, a remedy obviously prescribed primarily on the ground that they could do no harm.
"But ought she not primarily to be able to milk cows, churn good butter, make immense cheeses; know how to sit hens and turkeys and rear chickens, to direct a field of labourers in an emergency, and estimate the value of sheep and calves?"
Any one who cares to do so might test the validity of those rules in the nearest possible way, by applying them to the varied examples in this wide [6] survey of what has been actually well done in English prose, here exhibited on the side of their strictly prosaic merit--their conformity, before all other aims, to laws of a structure primarily reasonable.
I call them SOUNDS, rather than WORDS, because sounds they were primarily. They had no fixed values, to be altered by adjectives and adverbs.
He was a man's man primarily, and the instinct in him to play the game of life was strong.
The case is not very different with Swift's 'Gulliver's Travels,' which, besides, is primarily a satire.
Primarily, the money consideration influenced him strongly, as the ape was no longer a source of revenue to him, having consistently refused to perform upon the stage after having discovered Tarzan.