Meaning of SECONDARY in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ sekəndri, AM -deri ]


If you describe something as secondary , you mean that it is less important than something else.

The street erupted in a huge explosion, with secondary explosions in the adjoining buildings...

The actual damage to the brain cells is secondary to the damage caused to the blood supply.

ADJ : usu ADJ n , also v-link ADJ to n


Secondary diseases or infections happen as a result of another disease or infection that has already happened.

He had kidney cancer, with secondary tumours in the brain and lungs.

ADJ : usu ADJ n


Secondary education is given to pupils between the ages of 11 or 12 and 17 or 18.

Examinations for the GCSE are taken after about five years of secondary education.


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