Meaning of SECONDARY in English


I. adjective Date: 14th century 1. of second rank, importance, or value, of, relating to, or constituting the second strongest of the three or four degrees of stress recognized by most linguists , expressive of past time, 2. immediately derived from something original, primary, or basic, of, relating to, or being the induced current or its circuit in an induction coil or transformer , characterized by or resulting from the substitution of two atoms or groups in a molecule , d. not first in order of occurrence or development, dependent or consequent on another disease or condition , produced by activity of formative tissue and especially cambium other than that at a growing point , 3. of, relating to, or being the second order or stage in a series, of, relating to, or being the second segment of the wing of a bird or the quills of this segment, of or relating to a ~ school , secondarily adverb secondariness noun II. noun (plural -aries) Date: 15th century one occupying a subordinate or auxiliary position rather than that of a principal, a defensive football backfield, the coil through which the ~ current passes in an induction coil or transformer, any of the quill feathers of the forearm of a bird

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