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Synonyms for secondary
ˈsɛk ənˌdɛr i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. secondary(noun)

    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, secondary(adj)

    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. secondary(adj)

    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, subaltern(adj)

    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. secondary(adj)

    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. secondary(adj)

    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. secondary(adj)

    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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. secondary

    subordinate, inferior, minor, unimportant, resultant, induced

    primary, leading, important, prominent

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. secondary(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. secondary(a)

    subordinate, second, inferior, minor, collateral

  2. secondary(n)

    subordinate, deputy, delegate, proxy, underling, auxiliary

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How to use secondary in a sentence?

  1. Kendra Armstrong:

    Quite frankly, the terms ‘ Parent 1 ’ and ‘ Parent 2 ’ seem more offensive than mother and father. It’s implying that one parent is the first parent and the other parent is secondary.

  2. John McCain:

    The truth of that narrative is evidently of secondary importance, as the article exposed how the White House manipulated and, in some cases, manufactured facts to sell the reckless Iran nuclear deal to the American people as a prelude to large-scale disengagement from the Middle East, president Obama has taken great pains to set himself apart from his predecessor. He has succeeded in at least one respect by failing to find the courage to challenge his own assumptions, admit mistakes, and chart a better course.

  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. Alef Education CEO Geoffrey Alphonso:

    Wouldn't it be great if you could look at artificial intelligence and data to drive kids into the right careers, into the right choices for post secondary education ? if a student is doing really well at science, why not pique their interest in what it's like to be a scientist or an astronaut ?

  5. Kendra Armstrong:

    It’s absolutely ludicrous to make the term ‘Mother’ and ‘Father’ obsolete, quite frankly, the terms ‘Parent 1’ and ‘Parent 2’ seem more offensive than ‘Mother’ and ‘Father.’ It’s implying that one parent is the first parent and the other parent is secondary.

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    • A. circumscribed
    • B. unqualified
    • C. immoderate
    • D. general

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