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Synonyms for primary

1. primary (adj.)

of first rank or importance or value; direct and immediate rather than secondary

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2. primary (adj.)

not derived from or reducible to something else; basic

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3. primary (n.)

a preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen

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4. primary (n.)

one of the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing

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5. primary (n.)

(astronomy) a celestial body (especially a star) relative to other objects in orbit around it

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6. primary censorship (n.)

armed forces censorship performed by personnel of a military unit on the personal communications of persons assigned to that unit

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7. closed primary (n.)

a primary in which only registered members of a particular political party can vote

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8. primary coil (n.)

coil forming the part of an electrical circuit such that changing current in it induces a current in a neighboring circuit

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9. primary dysmenorrhea (n.)

painful menstruation that is intrinsic to menstruation and not the result of a disease

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10. primary color (n.)

any of three colors from which all others can be obtained by mixing

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