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Definitions of secondary

  1. inferior in rank or status; "the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. coil such that current is induced in it by passing a current through the primary coil Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the defensive football players who line up behind the linemen Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. belonging to a lower class or rank Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. not of major importance; "played a secondary role in world events" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. 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
  7. depending on or incidental to what is original or primary; "a secondary infection" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. 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
  9. Acting by deputation or delegated authority; as, the work of secondary hands. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. 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
  11. Pertaining to the second joint of the wing of a bird. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. A secondary circle. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A secondary quill. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Secondarily. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. 1. Occupying the second place, occurring after the first, subordinate. 2. One of the symptoms of syphilis following the development of the chancre. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  21. Second. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  22. Following or coming after the first: second in position: inferior: subordinate: deputed. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. A subordinate: a delegate or deputy. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. Second in position or importance; inferior. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. Subordinate; second rate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. An assistant; deputy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. Anything secondary. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. 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.
  29. One who acts in subordination to another. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. 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.
  31. That which is secondary; a delegate or deputy. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  35. Succeeding next in order to the first; of second place, origin, rank, etc.; not primary; subordinate; not of the first order or rate. dictgcide_fs
  36. Subsequent in origin; said of minerals produced by alteration or deposition subsequent to the formation of the original rock mass; also of characters of minerals (as secondary cleavage, etc.) developed by pressure or other causes. dictgcide_fs
  37. Dependent or consequent upon another disease; as, Bright's disease is often secondary to scarlet fever. dictgcide_fs
  38. One who occupies a subordinate, inferior, or auxiliary place; a delegate or deputy; one who is second or next to the chief officer; as, the secondary, or undersheriff of the city of London. dictgcide_fs
  39. Something that acts subordinately to another; as the secondary symptoms of a disease; that is, those which supervene on the primary. A secondary amputation is one performed after the constitutional effects of an injury have mainly passed away. See Fever, secondary; and Haemorrhagia, for Secondary Hemorrhage. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  40. [Latin] Second in order; following after or succeeding something else; as S. stage of syphilis. na
  41. [Latin] Occurring in the second place or in the second stage or period; as S. fever (of small-pox), S. syphilis, S. symptoms (of syphilis). na
  42. [Latin] Remoter; less immediately following (or preceding); as S. cause (see Cause). S. haemorrhage, see Haemorrhage. na
  43. [Latin] Hence, second in point of relation or dependence; succeeding that which is primary, and resulting from it; dependent; consequent; as S. disease, S. deviation (see Deviation), S. cataract. S. battery, a storage battery. S. coil, the long coil of fine wire in which the induced current (S. current) is generated. S. degeneration of nerve-fibres, see Degeneration. na
  44. [Latin] Second in point of importance; subsidiary; subordinate; formed from that which is primary by subdivision or a repetition of the process by which the latter is formed; as S. areas of the skull. na
  45. [Latin] Formed by two successive replacements; containing two substituting molecules; as S. alcohol, S. amide. na
  46. Next below, coming in place or time after, depending on or derived from, of less importance or originality than, what is primary, of the second rank &c., supplementary, of inferior rank or importance to, (s. colour; s. education, school, for those who have received elementary or primary instruction but not yet proceeded to university or occupation, esp. boys& girls of 13-19; s. planet, planet\'s satellite); (Geol.) = mesozoic; hence secondarily adv. (N.) deputy or delegate; minor cathedral dignitary; s. planet; feather growing on second joint of wing; insect\'s hind wing; s. strata. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  47. Following another; not first in order or importance. American pocket medical dictionary.
  48. Second or subordinate in order of time, development, interdependence, importance, etc.; of an electrical current, induced. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  49. Of organic compounds in chemistry, having a substituted radicle in a hydrocarbon attached to a carbon atom which itself is connected with two other carbon atoms. The term is also applied to amins, amids, phosphins, stibines, and arsins in which two of the hydrogen atoms of ammonia, phosphoreted hydrogen, etc., are replaced by radicles. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  50. Of a disease (e. g., syphilis), its manifestation after an interval following the primary lesions. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  51. n. One who occupies a subordinate, inferior, or auxiliary place;-a satellite; a quill growing on the second bone of a bird's wing. Cabinet Dictionary

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