Definitions for primary

Definitions for (noun) primary

Main entry: primary, primary election

Definition: a preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen

Main entry: primary, primary feather, primary quill

Definition: one of the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing

Main entry: 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

Main entry: primary

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

Definitions for (adj) primary

Main entry: primary

Definition: not derived from or reducible to something else; basic

Usage: a primary instinct

Main entry: basal, primary

Definition: of primary importance

Main entry: 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

Main entry: 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

Main entry: elemental, elementary, primary

Definition: of or being the essential or basic part

Usage: an elementary need for love and nurturing

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