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Definition of Primary


  1. First in order of time or development or in intention; primitive; fundamental; original.
  2. First in order, as being preparatory to something higher; as, primary assemblies; primary schools.
  3. First in dignity or importance; chief; principal; as, primary planets; a matter of primary importance.
  4. Earliest formed; fundamental.
  5. Illustrating, possessing, or characterized by, some quality or property in the first degree; having undergone the first stage of substitution or replacement.
  6. That which stands first in order, rank, or importance; a chief matter.
  7. A primary meeting; a caucus.
  8. One of the large feathers on the distal joint of a bird's wing. See Plumage, and Illust. of Bird.
  9. A primary planet; the brighter component of a double star. See under Planet.

Primary Quotations

Creativity is the key to success in the future, and primary education is where teachers can bring creativity in children at that level.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life.
Eckhart Tolle

Every State has the primary duty to protect its own population from grave and sustained violations of human rights, as well as from the consequences of humanitarian crises, whether natural or man-made.
Pope Benedict XVI

Word-of-mouth marketing is a crucial component of organic growth for startups and one of the primary ways that Weebly has grown to over 15 million customers.
David Rusenko

Almost half of the population of the world lives in rural regions and mostly in a state of poverty. Such inequalities in human development have been one of the primary reasons for unrest and, in some parts of the world, even violence.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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Primary Translations

primary in Dutch is primair
primary in Portuguese is preliminar
primary in Spanish is primario
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