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  Definition of primary
  1. a preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen
  2. one of the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird''s wing
  3. coil forming the part of an electrical circuit such that changing current in it induces a current in a neighboring circuit; "current through the primary coil induces current in the secondary coil"
  4. not derived from or reducible to something else; basic; "a primary instinct"
  5. of primary importance; "basic truths"
  6. of first rank or importance or value; direct and immediate rather than secondhand; "primary goals"; "a primary effect"; "primary sources"; "a primary interest"
  7. of or being the essential or basic part; "an elementary need for love and nurturing"
Similar Words: primary election, primary feather, primary quill, primary coil, primary winding, basal, basic, elementary

 

See Also: essential, first, original

 

Hyponyms: direct primary

 

Part Meronyms: transformer

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 第一   Dutch: voornaamste  
Finnish: ensisijainen   French: principal  
German: primär   Hungarian: első  
Italian: primario   Japanese: 最初  
Korean: 본래의   Portuguese: primário  
Russian: первичный   Spanish: primario  
Swedish: primär  
 
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