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primary

primary as in of first rank or importance or value
  • "direct and immediate rather than secondary"
  • "primary goals"
  • "a primary effect"
  • "primary sources"
  • "a primary interest"
primary as in not derived from or reducible to something else
  • "basic"
  • "a primary instinct"
primary as in most important element
  • "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

  • chief(a)
  • main(a)
  • primary(a)
  • principal(a)
  • master(a)
primary as in of or being the essential or basic part
  • "an elementary need for love and nurturing"
  • "a basal reader"

Synonyms

  • elementaryeasy and not involved or complicated; of or pertaining to or characteristic of elementary school or elementary education; of or being the essential or basic part
  • elementalrelating to or being an element; relating to severe atmospheric conditions; of or being the essential or basic part
  • basalespecially of leaves; of or being the essential or basic part; serving as or forming a base
primary as in a preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen

    Synonyms

    • primary electiona preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen
    primary as in one of the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing

      Synonyms

      • primary featherone of the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing
      • primary quillone of the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing
      primary as in (astronomy) a celestial body (especially a star) relative to other objects in orbit around it
        primary as in coil forming the part of an electrical circuit such that changing current in it induces a current in a neighboring circuit
        • "current through the primary coil induces current in the secondary coil"

        Synonyms

        • primary coilcoil forming the part of an electrical circuit such that changing current in it induces a current in a neighboring circuit
        • primary windingcoil forming the part of an electrical circuit such that changing current in it induces a current in a neighboring circuit