Definitions for secondary
ˈsɛk ənˌdɛr isec·onda·ry
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word secondary.
the defensive football players who line up behind the linemen
secondary coil, secondary winding, secondaryadjective
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, subalternadjective
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
Any flight feather attached to the ulna (forearm) of a bird.
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.
Any flight feather attached to the ulna 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
One who occupies a subordinate or auxiliary place; a delegate deputy.
the secondary, or undersheriff, of the city of London
A secondary circle.
A secondary school.
There are four secondaries in this district, each with several thousand pupils.
Anything secondary or of lesser importance.
Etymology: From Middle English secundarie, from Latin secundārius ("of the second class or quality"), from secundus (whence the English second) + -ārius (whence the English suffix -ary); compare the French secondaire, the Italian secondario, the Occitan secundari, the Portuguese secundario, and the Spanish secundario.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: secundarius, Latin.
Two are the radical differences: the secondary differences are as four. Francis Bacon, Natural History.
Wheresoever there is moral right on the one hand, no secondary right can discharge it. Roger L'Estrange.
Gravitation is the powerful cement which holds together this magnificent structure of the world, which stretcheth the North over the empty space, and hangeth the earth upon nothing, to transfer the words of Job from the first and real cause to the secondary. Richard Bentley.
If the system had been fortuitously formed by the convening matter of a chaos, how is it conceivable that all the planets, both primary and secondary, should revolve the same way from the West to the East, and that in the same plane? Richard Bentley.
That we were form’d then, say’st thou? and the work
Of secondary hands, by task transfer’d
From father to his son? John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. v.
As in a watch’s fine machine,
Though many artful springs are seen,
The added movements which declare
How full the moon, how old the year,
Derive their secondary pow’r
From that which simply points the hour. Matthew Prior.
A delegate; a deputy.
Etymology: from the adjective.
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 Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2368
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Rank popularity for the word 'secondary' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3303
Rank popularity for the word 'secondary' in Adjectives Frequency: #312
The numerical value of secondary in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of secondary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
It's beautiful to watch but impossible to get through, the main roads were fine it was just the secondary roads that were worst.
If we can't count on the integrity of our democracy, then everything else is secondary, this is the No. 1 issue.
It's a complex picture, certainly, you have to think about transport, secondary packaging, time in store, all those considerations come into play.
I saw the story somewhere online talking about how the billboard was rejected— a little bit vague on the details as far as who and why—but it was rejected because of the messaging and my understanding that it was going to incite feelings that would not be desirable around the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, when I saw that I thought ‘that’s too bad’…I thought ‘wow it’s a shame they are not able to promote that from the standpoint of the film’ but then from a secondary standpoint the right to free speech was in some senses denied, so I didn't like that.
We did see a 50% reduction in cardiovascular death and all-cause mortality, but these were secondary endpoints.
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Translations for secondary
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- secundari, secundàriaCatalan, Valencian
- dàrnach, dàrna ite sgèithScottish Gaelic
- plaatsvervangend, plaatsvervangende, secundairDutch
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