Dictionary Results for primary

1. primary - noun

· a preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen

Synonym(s): primary_election

Hypernym(s): election

2. primary - noun

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

Synonym(s): primary_feather, primary_quill

Hypernym(s): flight_feather, pinion, quill, quill_feather

3. primary - noun

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

Hypernym(s): celestial_body, heavenly_body

4. primary - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): primary_coil, primary_winding

Hypernym(s): coil

5. primary - adjective

· of first rank or importance or value; direct and immediate rather than secondary; "primary goals"; "a primary effect"; "primary sources"; "a primary interest"

Antonym(s): secondary

6. primary - adjective

· not derived from or reducible to something else; basic; "a primary instinct"

7. primary - adjective

· most important element; "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"

Synonym(s): chief, main, principal, master

8. primary - adjective

· of or being the essential or basic part; "an elementary need for love and nurturing"; "a basal reader"

Synonym(s): elementary, elemental, basal

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