[prahy-mair-uh-lee, -mer-, prahy-mer-uh-lee, -mer-uh-]
essentially; mostly; chiefly; principally: They live primarily from farming.
in the first instance; at first; originally: Primarily a doctor, he later became a lawyer.

1610–20; primary + -ly Unabridged
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primarily (ˈpraɪmərəlɪ)
1.  principally; chiefly; mainly
2.  at first; originally

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Dancing was part of what you could do there, but they weren't dance clubs primarily.
The ivory is primarily in the form of carved curios, such as chopsticks,
  targeted toward foreigners.
Grown primarily and especially appreciated in interior regions with hot summers
  and cold winters.
Entire subcultures now define themselves primarily or exclusively through their
  chosen text-messaging or instant-messaging argot.
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