Definition of mainly in English:

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mainly

Pronunciation: /ˈmeɪnli/

adverb

1More than anything else: he is mainly concerned with fiction
More example sentences
  • Tangles were commonplace, mainly due to the fact that my rigs were shotted up wrong.
  • Mr Atherton and his team were mainly concerned about the allegation of misconduct.
  • Solar panels, now common even in the wilds, are used mainly to power dim tube lamps.
Synonyms
1.1For the most part: the west will be mainly dry
More example sentences
  • Her school in Walsall in the West Midlands serves a mainly working class community.
  • I work on estates in Brent in west London which have a mainly black and Asian population.

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