Meaning of primarily

pri•ma•ri•ly

Pronunciation: (prī-mâr'u-lē, -mer'-, prī'mer-u-lē, -mur-u-), [key]
— adv.
  1. essentially; mostly; chiefly; principally: They live primarily from farming.
  2. in the first instance; at first; originally: Primarily a doctor, he later became a lawyer.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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