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Line breaks: pri¦mar|ily
Pronunciation: /ˈprʌɪm(ə)rɪli
, prʌɪˈmɛr-/

Definition of primarily in English:


For the most part; mainly: around 80 per cent of personal computers are used primarily for word processing
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  • Wet bread is primarily a trotting bait and as such is mainly used with trotting tackle.
  • He brings an exceptional depth of intellect to processes which are primarily intuitive.
  • Arcadia is a fascinating play to read but tricky to watch, primarily because it's so clever.

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