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Synonyms for primary

Synonyms for (noun) primary

Synonyms: primary, primary election Definition: a preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen

Similar words: election Definition: a vote to select the winner of a position or political office Usage: the results of the election will be announced tonight

Synonyms: primary, primary feather, primary quill Definition: one of the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing

Similar words: quill, quill feather, pinion, flight feather Definition: any of the larger wing or tail feathers of a bird

Synonyms: primary, primary coil, primary winding Definition: coil forming the part of an electrical circuit such that changing current in it induces a current in a neighboring circuit Usage: current through the primary coil induces current in the secondary coil

Similar words: coil Definition: reactor consisting of a spiral of insulated wire that introduces inductance into a circuit

Synonyms: primary Definition: (astronomy) a celestial body (especially a star) relative to other objects in orbit around it

Similar words: heavenly body, celestial body Definition: natural objects visible in the sky

Synonyms for (adjective) primary

Synonyms: primary Definition: not derived from or reducible to something else; basic Usage: a primary instinct

Similar words: underived Definition: not derived; primary or simple

Synonyms: basal, primary Definition: of primary importance

Similar words: essential Definition: basic and fundamental Usage: the essential feature

Synonyms: main, master, chief, primary, principal Definition: most important element Usage: the chief aim of living; the main doors were of solid glass; the principal rivers of America; the principal example; policemen were primary targets; the master bedroom; a master switch

Similar words: important, of import Definition: of great significance or value Usage: important people; the important questions of the day

Synonyms: primary Definition: of first rank or importance or value; direct and immediate rather than secondary Usage: primary goals; a primary effect; primary sources; a primary interest

Similar words: capital Definition: of primary importance Usage: our capital concern was to avoid defeat

Similar words: direct Definition: being an immediate result or consequence Usage: a direct result of the accident

Similar words: firsthand Definition: received directly from a source Usage: firsthand information

Similar words: first-string Definition: being a regular member of a team Usage: first-string players

Similar words: original Definition: (of e.g. information) not secondhand or by way of something intermediary Usage: his work is based on only original, not secondary, sources

Similar words: particular, special Definition: first and most important Usage: his special interest is music; she gets special (or particular) satisfaction from her volunteer work

Synonyms: elemental, elementary, primary Definition: of or being the essential or basic part Usage: an elementary need for love and nurturing

Similar words: basic Definition: pertaining to or constituting a base or basis Usage: a basic fact; the basic ingredients; basic changes in public opinion occur because of changes in priorities