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.

    Etymology: 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.

  2. 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.

    Etymology: 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.

  3. secondary(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: 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.

  4. 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.

    Etymology: 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.

  5. 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.

    Etymology: 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.

  6. secondary(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: 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.

  7. 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.

    Etymology: 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.

  8. secondary(Adjective)

    Of less than primary importance.

    Etymology: 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.

  9. secondary(Adjective)

    Formed by mixing primary colors.

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

    Etymology: 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.

  10. secondary(Noun)

    Any flight feather attached to the ulna of a bird.

    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.

  11. secondary(Noun)

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

    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.

  12. secondary(Noun)

    The defensive backs.

    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.

  13. secondary(Noun)

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

    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.

  14. secondary(Noun)

    One who occupies a subordinate or auxiliary place; a delegate deputy.

    the secondary, or undersheriff, of the city of London

    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.

  15. secondary(Noun)

    A secondary circle.

    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.

  16. secondary(Noun)

    A satellite.

    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.

  17. secondary(Noun)

    A secondary school.

    There are four secondaries in this district, each with several thousand pupils.

    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.

  18. secondary(Noun)

    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.

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

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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. Jim Ryan:

    Tamez says even if a scan shows an empty hidden compartment it could pay off down the road. The imager gives us the opportunity to, once we find that compartment, scan it. If its empty we never have to tell the bad guy that we found it and all we can do is start doing our research and putting lookouts on this particular vehicle so we can target it at a later time, said Tamez. Tamezsays it saves his team time, money, and officers lives. The alternative is paying for damages on a vehicle, the alternative is having your officers come in contact with fentanyl and possibly overdosing, theres just so many, so many secondary and tertiaryeffects that are negative that can be avoided with a device like this, said Tamez. IBM DITCHES FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY, JOINS CALL FOR POLICE REFORMS Viken is constantly upgrading. Its latest invention, the Osprey-UVX, is an X-ray machine that scans the bottom of moving vehicles.Its expected to roll out later this year at the Laredo and Brownsville ports of entry. Officers will be able to scan a car instantly as it passes through their ports. Security technology company Viken Detection's latest invention is an under vehicle scanner called the Osprey-UVX which can detect hidden items stashed under cars. It's expected to be rolled out at the Southern Texas border later this year. It can scan moving vehicles as they drive over it (Viken Detection) You can stay in your vehicle and you can drive either over or through a portal and you will be able to get a complete image of the vehicle, said Ryan. Within the year Viken Detection hopes to take things even further by trialinga new device that can scanan entire vehicle as it crosses a port of entry. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Our goal is for CBP to go through these demonstrations over the next couple of months and by year-end they will be making their decision and we expect 2021 and beyond to be in installation mode getting these vehicle scanners all the way across the board.

  2. Elaine Arnoldy:

    If we can't count on the integrity of our democracy, then everything else is secondary, this is the No. 1 issue.

  3. Brad Russell:

    Routers used to be seen as a purely functional device with a bunch of unsightly antennas that you'd hide inside a room, now they're designed to be Apple-esque things that are beautiful to look at. Some of these newfangled WiFi routers are here today ; others are coming soon. We ’ll be putting many of their claims to the test as the devices appear on the market. And we’ve already tested theEeroandGoogle Asus OnHubrouters — which had split results compared to other routers in our labs. Here’s what the newcomers are promising. Probably the biggest complaint among WiFi users is that there are places in the house where wireless signals don't quite reach. There are a number of solutions to this, including the use of WiFi extenders, but these can be a pain to use and they’re not always effective. For one thing, many of them use the same radios for both receiving and sending data, which cuts their throughput, or speed. Most of these repeaters also create a secondary network you must manually log onto during setup. Routers like the Eero and Luma( promised for June) take a different approach. Instead of one box sitting in the middle of your house beaming radio signals in all directions, these companies let you deploy multiple routers that communicate via mesh networking — so the WiFi router in your living room connects to the one in your study, which talks to the one upstairs in the master bedroom, and so on, blanketing your house in WiFi signals. In addition to testing Eero routers in our lab, both as a standalone device and as a three-pack, we installed a set of them in an editor's home, and found that the system largely lived up to its claims for wide coverage and easy setup. Every new generation of router technology is faster than the previous one. Routers that use the current WiFi radio protocol( known as 802.11 ac) can handle more data than those based on the previous protocol( 802.11 n) — and all of the recommended routers in our Ratings adhere to 802.11. ac. The next-generation devices, called.

  4. Andy Hill:

    This is a critical problem to the functioning of markets, without secondary market liquidity, primary issuance will be impaired. We're in a fragile state now.

  5. Andy Hill:

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

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