originally

[ uh-rij-uh-nl-ee ]
/ əˈrɪdʒ ə nl i /

adverb

with respect to origin; by origin: Originally he came from California.
at the origin; at first: Originally this was to be in three volumes.
in the first place; primarily: Originally nomads, they first learned agriculture from the missionaries.
in an original, novel, or distinctively individual manner: Originally planned houses are much in demand.
Archaic. from the beginning; from the first; inherently.

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Origin of originally

First recorded in 1480–90; original + -ly
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British Dictionary definitions for originally

originally
/ (əˈrɪdʒɪnəlɪ) /

adverb

in the first place
in an original way
with reference to the origin or beginning
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