principally
adverb see principal I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Principally — Prin ci*pal*ly, adv. In a principal manner; primarily; above all; chiefly; mainly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • principally — index ab initio, as a rule, generally, particularly Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • principally — in the first place, mainly, mid 14c., from PRINCIPAL (Cf. principal) (adj.) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • principally — mainly, chiefly, mostly, *largely, greatly, generally …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • principally — [adv] mainly above all, basically, before anything else, cardinally, chiefly, dominantly, eminently, especially, essentially, first and foremost, first of all, for the most part, fundamentally, generally, importantly, in the first place, in the… …   New thesaurus

  • principally — ► ADVERB ▪ for the most part; chiefly …   English terms dictionary

  • principally — prin|ci|pally [ˈprınsıpli] adv mainly ▪ The money is principally invested in stocks and shares. ▪ He was principally a landscape painter. ▪ We met principally to discuss the future of the school …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • principally — prin|ci|pal|ly [ prınsəp(ə)li ] adverb * mainly: The software is designed principally for classroom use. It appeals principally to teenagers. Their duties consisted principally of approving expenditure and appointments …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • principally — [[t]prɪ̱nsɪpəli[/t]] ADV: ADV with cl/group Principally means more than anything else. This is principally because the major export markets are slowing... Embryonic development seems to be controlled principally by a very small number of master… …   English dictionary

  • principally */ — UK [ˈprɪnsəp(ə)lɪ] / US adverb mainly The software is designed principally for classroom use. It appeals principally to teenagers. Their duties consisted principally of approving expenditure and appointments …   English dictionary

  • principally — adv. Principally is used with these adjectives: ↑concerned, ↑responsible Principally is used with these verbs: ↑aim, ↑consist, ↑direct, ↑focus …   Collocations dictionary

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