Meaning of SECONDARY in English

SECONDARY

I. adjective

1.

Synonyms: subordinate , collateral, dependent, sub, subject, tributary, under

Related Word: accessory, subservient

Contrasted words: major, prime; first, first-ranking, first-string

Antonyms: primary

2.

formed from something original, primary, or basic

a secondary historical analysis based on original archives

Synonyms: derivate, derivational, derivative, derived

Related Word: borrowed, secondhand; consequent, resultant, subsequent

Contrasted words: basic, principle; first, firsthand, original, uncopied, underived

Antonyms: primary

3.

Synonyms: minor 2, bush, bush-league, dinky, insignificant, lesser, minor-league, small, small-fry, small-time

II. noun

Synonyms: inferior , poor relation, scrub, subaltern, subordinate, underling, understrapper

Related Word: second fiddle, second-in-command

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