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Synonyms for secondary
ˈsɛk ənˌdɛr isec·onda·ry

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  1. secondary

    subordinate, inferior, minor, unimportant, resultant, induced

    primary, leading, important, prominent

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  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. secondaryadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. secondaryadjective

    subordinate, second, inferior, minor, collateral

  2. secondarynoun

    subordinate, deputy, delegate, proxy, underling, auxiliary

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  1. Jonathan DeSimone:

    On the primary side, there's probably a slight edge to loans. From a pure secondary to secondary standpoint, I think there is probably a slight edge to high-yield.

  2. Thomas Merton:

    Love seeks one thing only the good of the one loved. It leaves all the other secondary effects to take care of themselves. Love, therefore, is its own reward.

  3. Kumar Mangalam Birla:

    There are two roadblocks in the way of transforming India into an economic giant and one of them was education. I believe that if education is privatised at primary and secondary level, lot of our problems will be answered to,

  4. Pete Basiliere:

    Parents will have a 3D printer at home for their secondary and post-secondary students taking design, engineering or arts courses, there is a vast market of consumers worldwide who have the means to afford a 3D printer for their home.

  5. Raymond Bingham:

    What we have seen for years is that when secondary laws are passed in states that do not require seat belt use, usage rates go up considerably, another sizable jump is seen when states transition from secondary to primary enforcement. This is most likely attributable to people not waiting to get a ticket and feeling like their chances are much less, which they are, when a secondary law is in place.

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    A synonym for scanty
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    • B. Inaugurate
    • C. Gumption
    • D. Spurious

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