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Definition of originally adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

originally

 adverb
adverb
NAmE//əˈrɪdʒənəli//
 
 
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 used to describe the situation that existed at the beginning of a particular period or activity, especially before something was changed The school was originally very small. She comes originally from New York. Originally, we had intended to go to Italy, but then we won the trip to Greece.
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