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Definitions of secondary

  1. coil such that current is induced in it by passing a current through the primary coil Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. One who occupies a subordinate, inferior, or auxiliary place; a delegate deputy; one who is second or next to the chief officer; as, the secondary, or undersheriff of the city of London. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A secondary circle. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A secondary quill. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. In zoology, any of the quill feathers that grow on the second joint of a bird's wing: secondary school, a high school, or any school of high school grade. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. A subordinate: a delegate or deputy. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. An assistant; deputy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Anything secondary. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. One who acts in subordination to another. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. That which is secondary; a delegate or deputy. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. A forearm quill-feather of a bird's wing ; an insect hind-wing. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  12. Secondarily. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. inferior in rank or status; "the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. belonging to a lower class or rank Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. not of major importance; "played a secondary role in world events" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. depending on or incidental to what is original or primary; "a secondary infection" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. Suceeding next in order to the first; of second place, origin, rank, rank, etc.; not primary; subordinate; not of the first order or rate. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Acting by deputation or delegated authority; as, the work of secondary hands. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Possessing some quality, or having been subject to some operation (as substitution), in the second degree; as, a secondary salt, a secondary amine, etc. Cf. primary. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Dependent or consequent upon another disease; as, Bright's disease is often secondary to scarlet fever. (b) Occuring in the second stage of a disease; as, the secondary symptoms of syphilis. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. Subsequent in origin; - said of minerals produced by alteertion or deposition subsequent to the formation of the original rocks mass; also of characters of minerals (as secondary cleavage, etc.) developed by pressure or other causes. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. Next in order to the first; of second place, origin, rank, etc.; subordinate; inferior; derived from something else as its source; as, a secondary authority; in electrical usage, of, pertaining to, or denoting, an induced current or its circuit. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. Following or coming after the first: second in position: inferior: subordinate: deputed. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. Second in position or importance; inferior. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  26. Subordinate; second rate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. Succeeding next in order to the first; not primary; not of the first order or rate; revolving around a primary planet; acting by deputation; subordinate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. Coming after or succeeding the first; not of the first order or rate; not primary; subordinate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  29. Second in importance or in position ; arising, not from the growing point, but from other tissue. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

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Usage examples for secondary

  1. Oh, that's quite a secondary consideration. – The Coming Conquest of England by August Niemann
  2. During the course of infectious diseases secondary diseases or complications may arise which are largely caused by bacteria other than those producing the original malady. – Special Report on Diseases of Cattle by U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
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