What is the meaning of secondary?


  • (n.) secondary (the defensive football players who line up behind the linemen)
  • (n.) secondary coil, secondary winding, secondary (coil such that current is induced in it by passing a current through the primary coil)


  • (adj.) secondary (being of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate) "the stone will be hauled to a secondary crusher"; "a secondary source"; "a secondary issue"; "secondary streams"
  • (adj.) junior-grade, lower-ranking, lowly, petty, secondary, subaltern (inferior in rank or status) "the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary"
  • (adj.) secondary (depending on or incidental to what is original or primary) "a secondary infection"
  • (adj.) secondary (not of major importance) "played a secondary role in world events"
  • (adj.) secondary (belonging to a lower class or rank).
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APAWordNet. (2010). secondary. Retrieved May 26, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/secondary/definitions/1183000
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