What does secondary mean?

Definitions for secondary
ˈsɛk ənˌdɛr isec·ondary

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. secondary(noun)

    the defensive football players who line up behind the linemen

  2. secondary coil, secondary winding, secondary(adj)

    coil such that current is induced in it by passing a current through the primary coil

  3. secondary(adj)

    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"

  4. 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"

  5. secondary(adj)

    depending on or incidental to what is original or primary

    "a secondary infection"

  6. secondary(adj)

    not of major importance

    "played a secondary role in world events"

  7. secondary(adj)

    belonging to a lower class or rank

Wiktionary

  1. secondary(Noun)

    Any flight feather attached to the ulna (forearm) of a bird.

  2. secondary(Noun)

    An act of issuing more stock by an already publicly traded corporation.

  3. secondary(Noun)

    , The defensive backs.

  4. secondary(Noun)

    An inductive coil or loop that is magnetically powered by a primary in a transformer or similar

  5. secondary(Adjective)

    Succeeding next in order to the first; of second place, origin, rank, rank, etc.; not primary; subordinate; not of the first order or rate.

  6. secondary(Adjective)

    Acting by deputation or delegated authority; as, the work of secondary hands.

  7. secondary(Adjective)

    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.

  8. secondary(Adjective)

    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.

  9. secondary(Adjective)

    Pertaining to the second joint of the wing of a bird.

  10. secondary(Adjective)

    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.

  11. secondary(Adjective)

    Of less than primary importance.

  12. secondary(Adjective)

    Formed by mixing primary colors.

    Yellow is a secondary light color, though a primary CMYK color.

  13. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Secondary(adj)

    suceeding next in order to the first; of second place, origin, rank, rank, etc.; not primary; subordinate; not of the first order or rate

  2. Secondary(adj)

    acting by deputation or delegated authority; as, the work of secondary hands

  3. Secondary(adj)

    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

  4. Secondary(adj)

    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

  5. Secondary(adj)

    pertaining to the second joint of the wing of a bird

  6. Secondary(adj)

    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

  7. Secondary(noun)

    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

  8. Secondary(noun)

    a secondary circle

  9. Secondary(noun)

    a satellite

  10. Secondary(noun)

    a secondary quill

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'secondary' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2368

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'secondary' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3303

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'secondary' in Adjectives Frequency: #312

How to pronounce secondary?

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How to say secondary in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of secondary in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of secondary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of secondary in a Sentence

  1. Steve Sawyer:

    Secondary units cannot go as long between turnarounds as crude distillation units.

  2. Cary Grant:

    My father used to say, 'Let them see you and not the suit. That should be secondary.'

  3. Nancy Bray:

    Without that secondary dune line, we could have saltwater intrusion at the launch pad.

  4. Dirk Hebel:

    There are things surrounding us that can be used in a secondary life as a building structure.

  5. Andy Hill:

    Without secondary market liquidity, primary issuance will be impaired. We're in a fragile state now.

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