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Adjective
/ˈprīˌmerē/,/ˈprīm(ə)rē/,
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Of chief importance; principal,
  1. Of chief importance; principal
    • - the government's primary aim is to see significant reductions in unemployment
  2. Earliest in time or order of development
    • - the primary stage of their political education
  3. Not derived from, caused by, or based on anything else
    • - the research involved the use of primary source materials in national and local archives
  4. Of or relating to education for children between the ages of about five and ten
    • - a primary school
  5. Belonging to or directly derived from the first stage of development or growth
    • - a primary bone tumor
  6. Relating to or denoting the input side of a device using electromagnetic induction, esp. in a transformer

  7. (of an organic compound) Having its functional group located on a carbon atom that is bonded to no more than one other carbon atom

  8. (chiefly of amines) Derived from ammonia by replacement of one hydrogen atom by an organic group

Noun
  1. A preliminary election to appoint delegates to a party conference or to select the candidates for a principal, esp. presidential, election

  2. Short for

  3. A primary color

  4. A primary feather

  5. A primary coil or winding in an electrical transformer

  6. The body orbited by a smaller satellite or companion

  7. The Primary or Paleozoic era


  1. of first rank or importance or value; direct and immediate rather than secondary; "primary goals"; "a primary effect"; "primary sources"; "a primary interest"
  2. a preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen
  3. one of the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing
  4. not derived from or reducible to something else; basic; "a primary instinct"
  5. (astronomy) a celestial body (especially a star) relative to other objects in orbit around it
  6. chief(a): most important element; "the chief aim of living"; "the main doors were of solid glass"; "the principal rivers of America"; "the principal example"; "policemen were primary targets"; "the master bedroom"; "a master switch"
  7. A primary (or gravitational primary) is the main physical body of a gravitationally-bound, multi-object system. This body contributes most of the mass of that system and will generally be located near its center of mass.
  8. Primary is a rock band based in Sydney, Australia from 1995 until the early 2000s. The band's nucleus consisted of Jamie Fonti (keyboards), Sean Fonti (bass guitar) and Connie Mitchell (vocalist). ...
  9. A primary election is an election in which voters select candidates for a subsequent election. Primary elections are one means by which a political party nominates candidates for the next general election. ...
  10. Primary is a 1960 Direct Cinema documentary film about the 1960 Wisconsin Primary election between John F. Kennedy and Hubert Humphrey for the United States Democratic Party nomination for President of the United States.
  11. The Primary (formerly the Primary Association) is a children's organization and an official auxiliary within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). It acts as a Sunday school organization for the church's children under the age of 12.
  12. "Primary" is the first single from The Cure's third studio album Faith, released in 1981 on Fiction Records. ...
  13. A primary election; a preliminary election to select a political candidate of a political party; The first year of grade school; A base or fundamental component; something that is irreducible; The most massive component of a gravitationally bound system; A primary school; Any flight feather ...
  14. (Primaries) (a.k.a. Primary Feathers) The 9-10 or more outermost flight feathers, attached to the 'hand'.
  15. (Primaries) The components of a color in a color model. They may be actual primary colors perceivable by humans, as in RGB or CMYK, or they may be imaginary mathematical constructs, as with CIE XYZ (1931) or CIELAB.
  16. (Primaries) The first ten large flight feathers of the pigeon. They are counted from inside out, so that if you spread a bird's wing while its head is toward you, the feather farthest toward the outside is primary flight number ten. (cf.: Secondaries)
  17. Primarily generally means more than 50%.
  18. spontaneous pneumothorax occurs when there is no other underlying lung disease. It is often caused by the rupture of an air-filled sac in the lung, called a bleb or bulla.
  19. Abbreviation for primary body or primary mirror .
  20. of direct order or cause, not second-hand
  21. as in "primary experience of the cosmos": first in time; does not imply "most important" or "more fundamental"
  22. That policy which must pay first in the event of loss. This would be due to the wording of the policy as in the case of an Excess Liability policy or where two policies apply to the same loss. (See Excess)
  23. First or most important. A "primary food source" means a food that an animal eats most.
  24. A member of a minimal set of stimuli (usually lights), mixtures of the elements of which are capable of matching all colors. For normal human beings three primaries are sufficient to provide a perceptual match. ...
  25. Each functional block of the University Classification System (UCLASS) is subdivided into a number of primary subjects or headings, each of which are based on a University process or activity which fulfils or supports the function represented by the block. ...