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principally adv : for the most part; "he is mainly interested in butterflies" [syn: chiefly, primarily, mainly, in the main]

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principally
  1. In a primary manner; pertaining to the principal of a matter.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

above all, at bottom, basically, chiefly, especially, essentially, first and foremost, fundamentally, in essence, in the main, largely, mainly, mostly, on the whole, overall, particularly, predominantly, primarily
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