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"mainly" in British English

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mainlyadverb

uk   us   /ˈmeɪn.li/
B1 usually or to a ​largedegree: I mainly go to ​bed around ​midnight. The ​group is made up of mainly ​youngpeople. They ​argued that the ​tax will mainly ​benefit the ​rich.

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(Definition of mainly from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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mainlyadverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈmeɪn·li/
usually, or to a ​largedegree: The ​group is mainly made up of ​youngpeople.
(Definition of mainly from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mainly”
in Arabic غالِبًا…
in Korean 주로, 대부분…
in Portuguese principalmente…
in Catalan principalment…
in Japanese 主に…
in Chinese (Simplified) 通常地, 主要地, 大部分地…
in Turkish çoğunlukla, başlıca, büyük oranda…
in Russian в основном, большей частью…
in Chinese (Traditional) 通常地, 主要地, 大部分地…
in Italian principalmente…
in Polish głównie…
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