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Synonyms for secondary
ˈsɛk ənˌdɛr isec·onda·ry

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. secondary

    subordinate, inferior, minor, unimportant, resultant, induced

    primary, leading, important, prominent

Princeton's WordNet

  1. secondarynoun

    the defensive football players who line up behind the linemen

    secondary winding, secondary coil

    special, capital, major, primary, firsthand, first-string, basic, dominant, original, senior, particular, direct

  2. secondary coil, secondary winding, secondaryadjective

    coil such that current is induced in it by passing a current through the primary coil

    secondary winding, secondary coil

    direct, particular, special, basic, senior, firsthand, capital, primary, dominant, original, first-string, major

  3. secondaryadjective

    being of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate

    "the stone will be hauled to a secondary crusher"; "a secondary source"; "a secondary issue"; "secondary streams"

    lowly, lower-ranking, junior-grade, subaltern, petty(a)

    basic, original, primary, dominant, special, senior, particular, first-string, capital, direct, major, firsthand

  4. junior-grade, lower-ranking, lowly, petty(a), secondary, subalternadjective

    inferior in rank or status

    "the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary"

    dominant, major, direct, special, firsthand, particular, capital, primary, senior, original, first-string, basic

  5. secondaryadjective

    depending on or incidental to what is original or primary

    "a secondary infection"

    lowly, lower-ranking, junior-grade, subaltern, petty(a)

    dominant, firsthand, capital, direct, senior, particular, primary, special, first-string, basic, major, original

  6. secondaryadjective

    not of major importance

    "played a secondary role in world events"

    lowly, lower-ranking, junior-grade, subaltern, petty(a)

    direct, primary, special, major, firsthand, original, first-string, basic, capital, senior, dominant, particular

  7. secondaryadjective

    belonging to a lower class or rank

    lowly, lower-ranking, junior-grade, subaltern, petty(a)

    direct, major, senior, capital, original, particular, dominant, basic, primary, first-string, firsthand, special

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. secondaryadjective

    subordinate, inferior, not primary, not first-rate, not of the first order

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. secondaryadjective

    subordinate, second, inferior, minor, collateral

  2. secondarynoun

    subordinate, deputy, delegate, proxy, underling, auxiliary

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  1. Steven Nissen:

    In secondary prevention, aspirin is important. If you have a stent, if you've had a myocardial infarction or a stroke, for all of those people, aspirin works. It provides a modest but definite benefit.

  2. Justin Lessler:

    The secondary effects of Ebola -- both in childhood infections and other health outcomes -- are potentially as devastating in terms of loss of life as the disease itself.

  3. Lindsay Tarasco:

    That combination of chemicals can release a gas cloud that can cause what’s called secondary drowning. The lungs start swelling up with its own fluid, the fluid blocks the airwaves and you drown in your own fluids. i smelled something, so I took a deep breath in. Bad mistake.

  4. Brock Silvers:

    The political calculus driving China's US-listed tech firms to seek secondary listings was originally Beijing's desire to bring those companies under its bureaucratic control, but it has evolved in light of the trade war and subsequent de-coupling.

  5. Henry Miller:

    The great work must inevitably be obscure, except to the very few, to those who like the author himself are initiated into the mysteries. Communication then is secondary: it is perpetuation which is important. For this only one good reader is necessary.

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