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primary stress

noun
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55
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  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for primary stress

primary accent

noun
1.
(linguistics) the strongest accent in a word or breath group, as that on the first syllable of agriculture Compare secondary accent

primary stress

noun
1.
(linguistics) another term for primary accent
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