Definitions for primarily
praɪˈmɛər ə li, -ˈmɛr-, ˈpraɪ mɛr ə li, -mər ə-pri·mar·i·ly
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chiefly, principally, primarily, mainly, in the mainadverb
for the most part
"he is mainly interested in butterflies"
primarily, in the first placeadverb
of primary import
"this is primarily a question of economics"; "it was in the first place a local matter"
Of a primary or central nature, first and foremost
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Originally; in the first intention; in the first place.
Etymology: from primary.
In fevers, where the heart primarily suffereth, we apply medicines unto the wrists. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.
These considerations so exactly suiting the parable of the wedding-supper to this spiritual banquet of the gospel, if it does not primarily, and in its first design, intend it; yet certainly it may, with greater advantage of resemblance, be applied to it, than to any other duty. Robert South, Sermons.
in a primary manner; in the first place; in the first place; in the first intention; originally
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Rank popularity for the word 'primarily' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3157
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Rank popularity for the word 'primarily' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4184
Rank popularity for the word 'primarily' in Adverbs Frequency: #240
The numerical value of primarily in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of primarily in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Apple is primarily focused on selling subscriptions to other services (e.g. HBO, Showtime) and modestly focused on original content, it seems unlikely that new entrants such as Apple TV Plus will be able to find a footing given how crowded the field has become.
There's a need for what we do. We should be primarily an anti-terrorism group that does a finite job of detecting terrorists and working with anti-terrorism, i see no value in an air marshal simply sitting in a seat and bouncing back and forth from coast to coast for no other reason than he has to do something.
We found something very different, instead of music being primarily shaped by the culture it is from, the social function of the piece of music influences its features much more strongly.
China slowdown concerns seem to be primarily among U.S. - and UK-based funds. Asian corporates appear to be amazingly unconcerned.
The process is handled collaboratively between [the Department of Homeland Security] and the State Department, obviously, the State Department's role is primarily overseas with the fiance that is applying for the K-1 visa program.
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- في المقام الأولArabic
- primàriamentCatalan, Valencian
- in erster LinieGerman
- pääasiassa, ensisijaisesti, ennen muuta, ennen kaikkeaFinnish
- principalement, essentiellementFrench
- प्रमुख रूप सेHindi
- aðallega, fyrst og fremstIcelandic
- primærtNorwegian Nynorsk
- în principal, în primul rând, înainte de toateRomanian
- главным образомRussian
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