|secondary (ˈsɛkəndərɪ, -drɪ)|
|1.||one grade or step after the first; not primary|
|2.||derived from or depending on what is primary, original, or first: a secondary source|
|3.||below the first in rank, importance, etc; not of major importance|
|4.||(prenominal) of or relating to the education of young people between the ages of 11 and 18: secondary education|
|5.||(of the flight feathers of a bird's wing) growing from the ulna|
|6.||a. being the part of an electric circuit, such as a transformer or induction coil, in which a current is induced by a changing current in a neighbouring coil: a secondary coil|
|b. Compare primary (of a current) flowing in such a circuit|
|7.||primary Compare tertiary (of an industry) involving the manufacture of goods from raw materials|
|8.||geology (of minerals) formed by the alteration of pre-existing minerals|
|a. (of an organic compound) having a functional group attached to a carbon atom that is attached to one hydrogen atom and two other groups|
|b. (of an amine) having only two organic groups attached to a nitrogen atom; containing the group NH|
|c. (of a salt) derived from a tribasic acid by replacement of two acidic hydrogen atoms with metal atoms or electropositive groups|
|a. derived from a word that is itself a derivation from another word. Thus, lovably comes from lovable and is a secondary derivative from love|
|b. (of a tense in Latin, Greek, or Sanskrit) another word for historic|
|—n , -aries|
|11.||a person or thing that is secondary|
|12.||a subordinate, deputy, or inferior|
|13.||a secondary coil, winding, inductance, or current in an electric circuit|
|14.||ornithol See primary any of the flight feathers that grow from the ulna of a bird's wing|
|15.||astronomy a celestial body that orbits around a specified primary body: the moon is the secondary of the earth|
|16.||med a cancerous growth in some part of the body away from the site of the original tumour|
|a. the secondary cornerbacks and safeties collectively|
|b. their area in the field|
|18.||short for secondary colour|
secondary sec·ond·ar·y (sěk'ən-děr'ē)
Of the second rank; not primary.
Derived from what is primary or original.
Of or relating to a chemical compound characterized or formed by replacement of two atoms or radicals within a molecule.
Of, relating to, or being a degree of health care intermediate between that offered in a physician's office and that available at a research hospital, as the care typically offered at a clinic or community hospital.
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