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Definition of Primary

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.
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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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