Definition of primarily
- has now become primarily a residential town
- —S. P. B. Mais
the university was primarily an agricultural college when it was founded over two centuries ago
ketchup is primarily made from tomatoes
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in general, on the whole;
—used to indicate the main purpose of something, reason for something, etc.
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