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Definition 1: a preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for primary in the sense of this definition

(primary is a kind of ...) a vote to select the winner of a position or political office

"the results of the election will be announced tonight"

(... is a kind of primary ) a primary where voters directly select the candidates who will run for office

Definition 2: one of the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for primary in the sense of this definition

(primary is a kind of ...) any of the larger wing or tail feathers of a bird

Definition 3: coil forming the part of an electrical circuit such that changing current in it induces a current in a neighboring circuit - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where primary or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • current through the primary coil induces current in the secondary coil

Synonyms for primary in the sense of this definition

(primary is a kind of ...) reactor consisting of a spiral of insulated wire that introduces inductance into a circuit

(... is part of primary) an electrical device by which alternating current of one voltage is changed to another voltage

Definition 4: (astronomy) a celestial body (especially a star) relative to other objects in orbit around it - [noun denoting object]

(primary is a kind of ...) natural objects visible in the sky

(primary belongs to category ...) the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole

Definition 5: of first rank or importance or value; direct and immediate rather than secondary - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where primary or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • primary goals
  • a primary effect
  • primary sources
  • a primary interest

(primary is similar to ...) of primary importance

"our capital concern was to avoid defeat"

(primary is similar to ...) being an immediate result or consequence

"a direct result of the accident"

(primary is similar to ...) received directly from a source

"firsthand information"

(primary is similar to ...) being a regular member of a team

"first-string players"

(primary is similar to ...) (of e.g. information) not secondhand or by way of something intermediary

"his work is based on only original, not secondary, sources"

(primary is similar to ...) first and most important

"his special interest is music" "she gets special (or particular) satisfaction from her volunteer work"

(means also ...) basic and fundamental

"the essential feature"

(means also ...) preceding all others in time or space or degree

"the first house on the right" "the first day of spring" "his first political race" "her first baby" "the first time" "the first meetings of the new party" "the first phase of his training"

(means also ...) being or productive of something fresh and unusual; or being as first made or thought of

"a truly original approach" "with original music" "an original mind"

Definition 6: of or being the essential or basic part - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where primary or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an elementary need for love and nurturing
  • a basal reader

Synonyms for primary in the sense of this definition

(primary is similar to ...) pertaining to or constituting a base or basis

"a basic fact" "the basic ingredients" "basic changes in public opinion occur because of changes in priorities"

Definition 7: most important element - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where primary or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the chief aim of living
  • the main doors were of solid glass
  • the principal rivers of America
  • the principal example
  • policemen were primary targets
  • the master bedroom
  • a master switch

Synonyms for primary in the sense of this definition

(primary is similar to ...) of great significance or value

"important people" "the important questions of the day"

Definition 8: not derived from or reducible to something else; basic - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where primary or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a primary instinct

(primary is similar to ...) not derived; primary or simple

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