Definitions for secondaryˈsɛk ənˌdɛr i
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sec•ond•ar•yˈsɛk ənˌdɛr i(adj.; n.)(pl.)-ar•ies.
(adj.)next after the first in order, rank, or time.
not primary or original:
secondary sources of historical research.
of minor or lesser importance.
of or pertaining to secondary schools.
Chem. involving or obtained by the replacement of two atoms or groups. noting or containing a carbon atom united to two other carbon atoms in a chain or ring molecule.
noting or pertaining to the electrical current induced by a primary winding or to the winding in which the current is induced in an induction coil, transformer, or the like.
Category: Electricity and Magnetism
derived from a word that is itself a derived word: (of Latin, Greek, or Sanskrit tenses) having reference to past time.
a secondary derivative.
Ref: Compare primary (def. 10). 13 2
pertaining to any of a set of flight feathers on the second segment of a bird's wing.
(n.)a person or thing that is secondary.
a subordinate, assistant, deputy, or agent.
a secondary feather.
Football. the defensive unit that lines up behind the linemen.
Origin of secondary:
1350–1400; < L secundārius
the defensive football players who line up behind the linemen
secondary coil, secondary winding, secondary(adj)
coil such that current is induced in it by passing a current through the primary coil
being of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate
"the stone will be hauled to a secondary crusher"; "a secondary source"; "a secondary issue"; "secondary streams"
junior-grade, lower-ranking, lowly, petty(a), secondary, subaltern(adj)
inferior in rank or status
"the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary"
depending on or incidental to what is original or primary
"a secondary infection"
not of major importance
"played a secondary role in world events"
belonging to a lower class or rank
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
secondary(adjective)ˈsɛk ənˌdɛr i
less important than the most important things
We believe that profits should be secondary to saving the environment.
secondaryˈsɛk ənˌdɛr i
coming after sth else
a secondary cancer
secondaryˈsɛk ənˌdɛr i
relating to education for children between 11 and 18 years of age
Any flight feather attached to the ulna (forearm) of a bird.
An act of issuing more stock by an already publicly traded corporation.
, The defensive backs.
An inductive coil or loop that is magnetically powered by a primary in a transformer or similar
Succeeding next in order to the first; of second place, origin, rank, rank, etc.; not primary; subordinate; not of the first order or rate.
Acting by deputation or delegated authority; as, the work of secondary hands.
Possessing some quality, or having been subject to some operation (as substitution), in the second degree; as, a secondary salt, a secondary amine, etc. Compare primary.
Subsequent in origin; -- said of minerals produced by alteration or deposition subsequent to the formation of the original rocks mass; also of characters of minerals (as secondary cleavage, etc.) developed by pressure or other causes.
Pertaining to the second joint of the wing of a bird.
Dependent or consequent upon another disease; as, Bright's disease is often secondary to scarlet fever; or occurring in the second stage of a disease; as, the secondary symptoms of syphilis.
Of less than primary importance.
Formed by mixing primary colors.
Yellow is a secondary light color, though a primary CMYK color.
Origin: From the secundarius, from secundus (whence the second) + -arius (whence the English suffix -ary); compare the secondaire, the secondario, the secundari, the secundario, and the secundario.
suceeding next in order to the first; of second place, origin, rank, rank, etc.; not primary; subordinate; not of the first order or rate
acting by deputation or delegated authority; as, the work of secondary hands
possessing some quality, or having been subject to some operation (as substitution), in the second degree; as, a secondary salt, a secondary amine, etc. Cf. primary
subsequent in origin; -- said of minerals produced by alteertion or deposition subsequent to the formation of the original rocks mass; also of characters of minerals (as secondary cleavage, etc.) developed by pressure or other causes
pertaining to the second joint of the wing of a bird
dependent or consequent upon another disease; as, Bright's disease is often secondary to scarlet fever. (b) Occuring in the second stage of a disease; as, the secondary symptoms of syphilis
one who occupies a subordinate, inferior, or auxiliary place; a delegate deputy; one who is second or next to the chief officer; as, the secondary, or undersheriff of the city of London
a secondary circle
a secondary quill
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Rank popularity for the word 'secondary' in Adjectives Frequency: #312
Translations for secondary
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
coming after, and at a more advanced level than, primary
- средно образованиеBulgarian
- secundárioPortuguese (BR)
- druhého stupně, sekundárníCzech
- másodfokú; középfokúHungarian
- sekundær-, etter-; videregåendeNorwegian
- drugi, wyższy, średnie (wykształcenie)Polish
- دوهم، ثانوي: فرعي: منځنى (لكه ښوونځى): كم اهميته، ټيټ: روستنى: ددويمې مرحلې: دمرغه ددويم بندبڼكې: لاس لاندې، داثر لاندېPashto
- druhého stupňaSlovak
- srednja (šola)Slovenian
- ทุติยภูมิ; มาทีหลังThai
- 中等的Chinese (Trad.)
- середній; вториннийUkrainian
- trung họcVietnamese
- 中级的，第二的Chinese (Simp.)
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