pri·mar·i·ly /praɪˈmɛrəli ||prə, ||ˈpraɪmɚ/
Pri·ma·ri·ly adv. In a primary manner; in the first place; in the first place; in the first intention; originally.
adv 1: for the most part; "he is mainly interested in butterflies"
[syn: chiefly, principally, mainly, in the main]
2: of primary import; "this is primarily a question of
economics"; "it was in the first place a local matter"
[syn: in the first place] [ant: secondarily]