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primary

noun

1 primary

A preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen.

synonym: primary election.

Polish: prawybory



2 primary

One of the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing.

synonyms: primary feather, primary quill.

3 primary

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

4 primary

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.

synonyms: primary coil, primary winding.

adjective

1 primary

Of first rank or importance or value; direct and immediate rather than secondary.

Roget 153: caused etc. v.; causal, original; primary, primitive, primordial; aboriginal; protogenal; radical; embryonic, embryotic; in embryo, ... show more

2 primary

Not derived from or reducible to something else; basic.

3 primary

Most important element:
— Policemen were primary targets.

synonyms: chief, main, master, principal.

Roget 642: important; of importance etc. n.; momentous, material; to the point; not to be overlooked, not to be despised, not to be sneezed at; egregious; weighty etc. (influential) ... show more

Polish: generalny, główny, kapitalny

4 primary

Of or being the essential or basic part.

synonyms: basal, elemental, elementary.

Polish: podstawowy, początkowy, elementarny


Moby thesaurus: Maxwell triangle, Munsell scale, ab ovo, abecedarian, aboriginal, all-absorbing, antenatal, anterior, arch, austere, autochthonous, banner, bare, basal, basic, basilar, beginning, bottom, budding, by-election ... show more.

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