primary stress


Origin:
1950–55

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primary accent or primary stress
 
n
linguistics Compare secondary accent the strongest accent in a word or breath group, as that on the first syllable of agriculture
 
primary stress or primary stress
 
n

primary stress
 
n
linguistics another term for primary accent

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Example sentences
In addition, patients with primary stress incontinence and primary pelvic pain symptoms were excluded.
The basic characteristic of a primary stress is that it is not self-limiting.
Use only rounded characters when primary stress components are identified by steel die stamping.
The primary stress is nutrient enrichment, which regulates the secondary response of eutrophication.
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