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1. primary

adjective. ['ˈpraɪˌmɛri'] of first rank or importance or value; direct and immediate rather than secondary.

Synonyms

  • essential
  • direct
  • first
  • first-string
  • original
  • particular
  • capital
  • special

Antonyms

  • inessential
  • secondary
  • unoriginal
  • undock

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Rhymes with Primary

  • adversary
  • appleberry
  • arterberry
  • asbury
  • atterbury
  • auberry
  • banbury
  • beneficiary
  • bicentenary
  • blackberry
  • blueberry
  • brackenbury
  • bradberry
  • bradbury
  • brimberry
  • cadbury
  • canterbury
  • capillary
  • carberry
  • cardiopulmonary

How do you pronounce primary?

Pronounce primary as ˈpraɪˌmɛri.

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Sentences with primary


1. Adjective
This is the primary cause of odor or smell coming from the mouth even without tongue piercings.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Consider using a living trust as the primary or contingent beneficiary of retirement accounts.

Quotes about primary


1. What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time.
- John Berger

2. Creativity is the key to success in the future, and primary education is where teachers can bring creativity in children at that level.
- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

3. The primary source of the appeal of Christianity was Jesus - His incarnation, His life, His crucifixion, and His resurrection.
- Kenneth Scott Latourette

2. primary

adjective. ['ˈpraɪˌmɛri'] not derived from or reducible to something else; basic.

Antonyms

  • expendable

3. primary

adjective. ['ˈpraɪˌmɛri'] most important element.

Synonyms

  • important
  • main
  • of import
  • master
  • principal

Antonyms

  • inessentiality
  • noncrucial
  • unnecessary
  • adjective

4. primary

noun. ['ˈpraɪˌmɛri'] a preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen.

Synonyms

  • primary election
  • direct primary

Antonyms

  • indirectness
  • unrelated
  • collateral

5. primary

noun. ['ˈpraɪˌmɛri'] one of the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing.

Synonyms

  • primary feather
  • pinion
  • primary quill
  • quill feather
  • flight feather

Antonyms

  • inexact
  • relative
  • late
  • middle

6. primary

adjective. ['ˈpraɪˌmɛri'] of primary importance.

Synonyms

  • essential

Antonyms

  • extrinsic
  • dispensable

7. primary

noun. ['ˈpraɪˌmɛri'] (astronomy) a celestial body (especially a star) relative to other objects in orbit around it.

Synonyms

  • celestial body

Antonyms

  • cardinal
  • irregular

8. primary

adjective. ['ˈpraɪˌmɛri'] of or being the essential or basic part.

Synonyms

  • basic
  • elemental

Antonyms

  • indirect
  • dishonest
  • refrain

9. primary

noun. ['ˈpraɪˌmɛri'] coil forming the part of an electrical circuit such that changing current in it induces a current in a neighboring circuit.

Synonyms

  • primary coil
  • primary winding
  • coil

Antonyms

  • end
  • death
  • closing
  • latter
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