Meaning of PRIMARY in English

adj. 1 first, prime, principal, chief, main, leading, pre-eminent, cardinal, fundamental, basic, essential, predominant, elementary, elemental, underlying The primary reason I want to see you is to discuss your future with the company The primary meaning of a word is given first. 2 earliest, first, original, initial, primitive, primeval, primordial, embryonic, germinal, beginning, ultimate The primary source of life was possibly a sort of soup containing proteins and other molecules 3 firsthand, direct, immediate Bauxite is the primary source of aluminium ore 4 elementary, basic, rudimentary, fundamental One of the primary lessons we are taught is consideration for others 5 unmixed, unadulterated, pure, simple, rudimentary, fundamental, principal The primary colours in art are red, yellow, and blue

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