Meaning of “originally” in the English Dictionary

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"originally" in British English

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originallyadverb

uk /əˈrɪdʒ.ən.əl.i/ us /əˈrɪdʒ.ən.əl.i/

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

"originally" in American English

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originallyadverb [ not gradable ]

us /əˈrɪdʒ·ə·nəl·i/

in the beginning; when something first existed:

It was a bedroom originally, but we turned it into a study.
They now live in California, but originally they came from Mexico.

(Definition of “originally” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)