mainly - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    used for talking about the largest or most important part of something

    This sauce is made mainly of milk and flour.

    We spent four days there – mainly visiting family.

    mainly because:

    I didn’t come mainly because I didn’t feel very well.

  2. 2
    in most cases

    Our customers are mainly young mothers.

    The bacteria live mainly in the small intestine.

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