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adverb pri·mar·i·ly \prī-ˈmer-ə-lē also prə-, chiefly British ˈprī-mər-ə-lē\

Definition of primarily

  1. 1 :  for the most part :  chiefly has now become primarily a residential town — S. P. B. Mais

  2. 2 :  in the first place :  originally

Examples of primarily in a sentence

  1. the university was primarily an agricultural college when it was founded over two centuries ago

  2. ketchup is primarily made from tomatoes

1601

First Known Use of primarily

1601


PRIMARILY Defined for English Language Learners

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adverb pri·mar·i·ly \prī-ˈmer-ə-lē also prə-, chiefly British ˈprī-mər-ə-lē\

Definition of primarily for English Language Learners

  • —used to indicate the main purpose of something, reason for something, etc.


PRIMARILY Defined for Kids

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adverb pri·mar·i·ly \prī-ˈmer-ə-lē\

Definition of primarily for Students

  1. :  more than anything else :  mainly … he always considered himself a sculptor, and primarily a sculptor of marble. — E. L. Konigsburg, Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler



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