Secondary Definition

sĕkən-dĕrē
secondaries
adjective
Second, or below the first, in rank, importance, class, place, etc.; subordinate; minor; not primary.
Webster's New World
Of or relating to secondary schools.
American Heritage
Derived or resulting from something considered primary or original; dependent; derivative.
Webster's New World
Secondhand; not original.
A secondary source of information.
Webster's New World
Coming next in sequence after the primary or elementary level.
Secondary education.
Webster's New World
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noun
secondaries
A person or thing that is secondary, subordinate, or inferior.
Webster's New World
One of the shorter flight feathers projecting along the inner edge of a bird's wing.
American Heritage Medicine
An output winding of a transformer from which the power is taken.
Webster's New World
A coil or circuit having an induced current.
American Heritage
Any of the secondary colors.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
secondary windingsecondary coilunderlingsubordinatesubalternjuniorinferior
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other
Relating to a medical condition that arises as a result of another disorder, disease process, or injury.
American Heritage Science

Other Word Forms of Secondary

Noun

Singular:
secondary
Plural:
secondaries

Origin of Secondary

  • From the Latin secundārius (“of the second class or quality"), from secundus (whence the English second) + -ārius (whence the English suffix -ary); compare the French secondaire, the Italian secondario, the Occitan secundari, the Portuguese secundario, and the Spanish secundario.

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