Definition of initially adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

    

initially

 adverb
adverb
BrE BrE//ɪˈnɪʃəli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈnɪʃəli//
 
 
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at the beginning Initially, the system worked well. The death toll was initially reported at around 250, but was later revised to 300. My contract is initially for three years. The ban was initially opposed by the US.
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