initially

[ ih-nish-uh-lee ]
/ ɪˈnɪʃ ə li /

adverb

happening first; at the start; in the beginning: Although natural gas cars cost a bit more initially, savings from lower fuel costs can help make up the difference.The foundation initially funded only educational programs, but later also awarded grants for emotional and social support.

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