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    primary - Dictionary definition and meaning for word primary

    Definition
    (noun) a preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen
    Synonyms : primary election
    Definition
    (noun) one of the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing Definition
    (noun) (astronomy) a celestial body (especially a star) relative to other objects in orbit around it Definition
    (noun) coil forming the part of an electrical circuit such that changing current in it induces a current in a neighboring circuit
    Example Sentence
    • current through the primary coil induces current in the secondary coil
    Definition
    (adj) of first rank or importance or value; direct and immediate rather than secondary
    Example Sentence
    • primary goals
    • a primary effect
    • primary sources
    • a primary interest
    Definition
    (adj) not derived from or reducible to something else; basic
    Example Sentence
    • a primary instinct
    Definition
    (adj) most important element
    Synonyms : chief , main , master , principal
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (adj) of or being the essential or basic part
    Synonyms : elemental , elementary
    Example Sentence
    • an elementary need for love and nurturing
    Definition
    (adj) of primary importance
    Synonyms : basal
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