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sec·ond·ar·y

 (sĕk′ən-dĕr′ē)
adj.
1. Second or lower in rank or importance; not primary: concerns that are secondary.
2.
a. Following what is first in time or sequence: secondary fermentation.
b. Of or relating to secondary schools.
3.
a. Derived from what is primary or original: literary criticism viewed as secondary to literature itself.
b. Not immediate or direct: a secondary source of information.
4. Of, relating to, or being the shorter flight feathers projecting along the inner edge of a bird's wing.
5. Electricity Having an induced current that is generated by an inductively coupled primary. Used of a circuit or coil.
6. Chemistry
a. Relating to, or having a carbon atom that is attached to two other carbon atoms in a molecule.
b. Relating to the replacement of two of several atoms or groups in a compound, such as an amine in which two valences of the functional group are taken by carbon atoms.
7. Geology Produced from another mineral by decay or alteration.
8. Of or relating to a secondary color or colors.
9. Being a degree of health care intermediate between primary care and tertiary care, as that typically offered at a community hospital.
10. Botany Of, relating to, or derived from a lateral meristem, especially a cambium.
n. pl. sec·ond·ar·ies
1. One that acts in an auxiliary, subordinate, or inferior capacity.
2. One of the shorter flight feathers projecting along the inner edge of a bird's wing.
3. Electricity A coil or circuit having an induced current.
4.
a. Astronomy A celestial body that orbits another; a satellite.
b. The dimmer star of a binary star.
5. A secondary color.
6. Football The defensive backfield.

sec′ond·ar′i·ly (-dâr′ə-lē) adv.
sec′ond·ar′i·ness n.

secondary

(ˈsɛkəndərɪ; -drɪ)
adj
1. one grade or step after the first; not primary
2. derived from or depending on what is primary, original, or first: a secondary source.
3. below the first in rank, importance, etc; not of major importance
4. (Education) (prenominal) of or relating to the education of young people between the ages of 11 and 18: secondary education.
5. (Zoology) (of the flight feathers of a bird's wing) growing from the ulna
6. (Electronics)
a. being the part of an electric circuit, such as a transformer or induction coil, in which a current is induced by a changing current in a neighbouring coil: a secondary coil.
b. (of a current) flowing in such a circuit. Compare primary7
7. (Economics) (of an industry) involving the manufacture of goods from raw materials. Compare primary8b, tertiary2
8. (Geological Science) geology (of minerals) formed by the alteration of pre-existing minerals
9. (Chemistry) chem
a. (of an organic compound) having a functional group attached to a carbon atom that is attached to one hydrogen atom and two other groups
b. (of an amine) having only two organic groups attached to a nitrogen atom; containing the group NH
c. (of a salt) derived from a tribasic acid by replacement of two acidic hydrogen atoms with metal atoms or electropositive groups
10. (Linguistics) linguistics
a. derived from a word that is itself a derivation from another word. Thus, lovably comes from lovable and is a secondary derivative from love
b. (of a tense in Latin, Greek, or Sanskrit) another word for historic3
n, pl -aries
11. a person or thing that is secondary
12. a subordinate, deputy, or inferior
13. (Electronics) a secondary coil, winding, inductance, or current in an electric circuit
14. (Zoology) ornithol any of the flight feathers that grow from the ulna of a bird's wing. See primary6
15. (Astronomy) astronomy a celestial body that orbits around a specified primary body: the moon is the secondary of the earth.
16. (Medicine) med a cancerous growth in some part of the body away from the site of the original tumour
17. (American Football) American football
a. the secondary cornerbacks and safeties collectively
b. their area in the field
18. (Colours) short for secondary colour
ˈsecondarily adv
ˈsecondariness n

sec•ond•ar•y

(ˈsɛk ənˌdɛr i)

adj., n., pl. -ar•ies. adj.
1. next after the first in order, rank, or time.
2. not primary or original: secondary sources of historical research.
3. of minor or lesser importance.
4. of or pertaining to secondary schools.
5. Chem.
a. involving or obtained by the replacement of two atoms or groups.
b. noting or containing a carbon atom united to two other carbon atoms in a chain or ring molecule.
6. noting or pertaining to the electrical current induced by a primary winding or to the winding in which the current is induced in an induction coil, transformer, or the like.
7.
a. derived from a word that is itself a derived word: a secondary derivative.
b. (of Latin, Greek, or Sanskrit tenses) having reference to past time. Compare primary (def. 10).
8. pertaining to any of a set of flight feathers on the second segment of a bird's wing.
n.
9. a person or thing that is secondary.
10. a subordinate, assistant, deputy, or agent.
11. a secondary feather.
12. Football. the defensive unit that lines up behind the linemen.
[1350–1400; < Latin secundārius]
sec•ond•ar•i•ly (ˈsɛk ənˌdɛr ə li, ˌsɛk ənˈdɛər-) adv.
sec′ond•ar`i•ness, n.

sec·ond·ar·y

(sĕk′ən-dĕr′ē)
1. Relating to a secondary color.
2. Botany Relating to the cambium layer of tissue in plants, whose cells divide to create new vascular tissue and cause the plant to become wider and thicker.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.secondary - the defensive football players who line up behind the linemen
back - (American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage
football team, eleven - a team that plays football
formation - an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit; "a defensive formation"; "a formation of planes"
2.secondary - coil such that current is induced in it by passing a current through the primary coilsecondary - coil such that current is induced in it by passing a current through the primary coil
coil - reactor consisting of a spiral of insulated wire that introduces inductance into a circuit
transformer - an electrical device by which alternating current of one voltage is changed to another voltage
Adj.1.secondary - 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"
inessential, unessential - not basic or fundamental
unoriginal - not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual; "the manuscript contained unoriginal emendations"; "his life had been unoriginal, conforming completely to the given pattern"- Gwethalyn Graham
primary - of first rank or importance or value; direct and immediate rather than secondary; "primary goals"; "a primary effect"; "primary sources"; "a primary interest"
2.secondary - inferior in rank or status; "the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary"
junior - younger; lower in rank; shorter in length of tenure or service
3.secondary - depending on or incidental to what is original or primary; "a secondary infection"
incidental, incident - (sometimes followed by `to') minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature or occurring as a chance concomitant or consequence; "incidental expenses"; "the road will bring other incidental advantages"; "extra duties incidental to the job"; "labor problems incidental to a rapid expansion"; "confusion incidental to a quick change"
4.secondary - not of major importance; "played a secondary role in world events"
minor - of lesser importance or stature or rank; "a minor poet"; "had a minor part in the play"; "a minor official"; "many of these hardy adventurers were minor noblemen"; "minor back roads"
5.secondary - belonging to a lower class or rank
subordinate, low-level - lower in rank or importance

secondary

adjective
1. subordinate, minor, lesser, lower, inferior, unimportant, second-rate Refugee problems remained of secondary importance.
subordinate head, major, chief, main, larger, prime, principal, more important, superior, cardinal
2. resultant, resulting, contingent, derived, derivative, indirect, second-hand, consequential There was evidence of secondary tumours.
resultant original, preceding

secondary

adjective
1. Below another in standing or importance:
Informal: smalltime.
3. Stemming from an original source:
noun
One belonging to a lower class or rank:
Translations
ثانَويثانَوي الأهَمِيَّه
druhého stupnědruhořadýsekundárníškola druhého stupněstřední
folkeskolens øverste trinsekundærvideregående
középfokúmásodfokú
auka-, ekki eins mikilvægurframhalds-framhaldsskóli
druhého stupňa
drugoten
ikinci derecedeorta

secondary

[ˈsekəndərɪ]
A. ADJ
1. (= less important) [character, role, effect, source] → secundario
of secondary importancede importancia secundaria, de segundo orden
the cost is a secondary considerationel coste es un factor secundario or de interés secundario
my desire to have children was always secondary to my careerel deseo de tener hijos siempre se vio supeditado a mi carrera, el deseo de tener hijos siempre ocupó un lugar secundario en relación con mi carrera
2. (Educ) [education] → secundario; [schooling, student, teacher] → de enseñanza secundaria
after five years of secondary educationtras cinco años de educación or enseñanza secundaria
subjects taught at secondary levelmaterias impartidas en los ciclos de educación or enseñanza secundaria
B. N
1. (Univ etc) (= minor subject) → asignatura f menor
2. (also secondary school) → centro m or instituto m de enseñanza secundaria COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOLS
3. (Med) (also secondary tumour) → tumor m secundario
C. CPD secondary action N (Pol) → movilizaciones fpl de apoyo
secondary cancer N (Med) → metástasis f inv
secondary education Neducación f or enseñanza f secundaria, segunda enseñanza f
secondary era N (Geol) → era f secundaria
secondary explosion Nexplosión f por simpatía
secondary infection N (Med) → infección f secundaria
secondary modern (school) N (Brit) (formerly) instituto de enseñanza secundaria que centraba su actividad docente más en conocimientos prácticos y tecnológicos que en la formación académica
secondary picket(ing) Npiquete m secundario (en centros relacionados con el sector o fábrica en huelga)
secondary production Nproducción f secundaria
secondary road Ncarretera f secundaria
secondary school Ncentro m or instituto m de enseñanza secundaria COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOLS secondary storage Nalmacenamiento m secundario
secondary tumour N = B3

secondary

[ˈsɛkəndəri] adj
(= less important) [role, consideration, road, market] → secondaire
to be secondary to sth → être secondaire par rapport à qch
to be of secondary importance → être secondaire, être d'importance secondaire
(MEDICINE) [disease, infection, tumour] → secondaire
[education] → secondaire; [curriculum, teacher] → du secondairesecondary colour ncouleur f secondairesecondary education nenseignement m secondairesecondary modern secondary modern school n (formerly) collège d'enseignement techniquesecondary school nétablissement m d'enseignement secondaire; (age 11 to 15)collège m (d'enseignement secondaire); (age 15 to 18)lycée msecondary school teacher nenseignant(e) m/f du secondairesecondary stress n (LINGUISTICS)accent m secondairesecond best second-best [ˌsɛkəndˈbɛst]
ndeuxième choix m
as a second-best → faute de mieux
adj
(= not the best) [suit, boots] → de tous les jours
It's his second-best novel
BUT C'est presque son meilleur roman.
(= not perfect) a second-best solution → un pis-aller
a second-best choice → un pis-aller
adv
to come off second best → avoir le dessoussecond chamber n [parliament] → seconde chambre fsecond childhood nretombée f en enfancesecond-class second class [ˌsɛkəndˈklɑːs]
adj
[ticket, carriage, passenger] → de seconde classe, de seconde; [accommodation] → de deuxième catégorie
(= second-rate) [food, goods] → de qualité inférieure
(= less important) [citizen] → de deuxième classe, de seconde classe
(British) [stamp, letter] → ordinaire
(British) second class degree → licence f avec mention
adv
(for transport)en seconde
to travel second-class → voyager en seconde
(British) (for post) to send something second-class → envoyer quelque chose au tarif ordinaire
n (in transport)deuxième classe f, seconde fsecond coming n (RELIGION) [Christ] the second coming → le second avènementsecond cousin npetit(e) cousin(e) m/f (issu(e) de germains)second-degree [ˌsɛkənddɪˈgriː] adj
(mainly US) [murder, assault] → au second degré
[burn] → au deuxième degré

secondary

adj
sekundär; industryverarbeitend; reasonweniger bedeutend; of secondary importancevon untergeordneter or sekundärer Bedeutung; that was only secondary to our need to save moneydas kam erst an zweiter Stelle nach der Notwendigkeit, Geld zu sparen; secondary character (Film, Theat) → Nebenfigur f
(= higher) educationhöher; secondary modern (school) (dated Brit) → ˜ Realschule f; secondary schoolhöhere Schule; secondary schoolinghöhere Schulausbildung; secondary teacherLehrer(in) m(f)an einer höheren Schule; subjects taught at secondary levelUnterrichtsfächer plin höheren Schulen
n (inf: = school) → höhere Schule

secondary

:
secondary action
n Streik in nur indirekt beteiligten Firmen
secondary cancer
nSekundärkrebs m
secondary colour, (US) secondary color
nMischfarbe f
secondary feather
nArmschwinge f
secondary host
n (Biol) → Zwischenwirt m
secondary infection
nSekundärinfektion f
secondary picketing
n Aufstellung von Streikposten vor nur indirekt beteiligten Firmen
secondary road
nNebenstraße f
secondary sex(ual) characteristic
secondary smoking
nPassivrauchen nt
secondary stress
n (Gram) → Nebenton m

secondary

[ˈsɛkndrɪ] adjsecondario/a
secondary sector (Industry) → settore m secondario

second1

(ˈsekənd) adjective
1. next after, or following, the first in time, place etc. February is the second month of the year; She finished the race in second place.
2. additional or extra. a second house in the country.
3. lesser in importance, quality etc. She's a member of the school's second swimming team.
adverb
next after the first. He came second in the race.
noun
1. a second person, thing etc. You're the second to arrive.
2. a person who supports and helps a person who is fighting in a boxing match etc.
verb
to agree with (something said by a previous speaker), especially to do so formally. He proposed the motion and I seconded it.
ˈsecondary adjective
1. coming after, and at a more advanced level than, primary. secondary education.
2. lesser in importance. a matter of secondary importance.
nounplural ˈsecondaries
a secondary school.
ˈseconder noun
a person who seconds.
ˈsecondly adverb
in the second place. I have two reasons for not buying the house – firstly, it's too big, and secondly it's too far from town.
secondary colours
colours got by mixing primary colours. Orange and purple are secondary colours.
secondary school
a school where subjects are taught at a more advanced level than at primary school.
ˌsecond-ˈbest noun, adjective
next after the best; not the best. She wore her second-best hat; I want your best work – your second-best is not good enough.
ˌsecond-ˈclass adjective
1. of or in the class next after or below the first; not of the very best quality. a second-class restaurant; He gained a second-class honours degree in French.
2. (for) travelling in a part of a train etc that is not as comfortable or luxurious as some other part. a second-class passenger; His ticket is second-class; (also adverb) I'll be travelling second-class.
ˌsecond-ˈhand adjective
previously used by someone else. second-hand clothes.
second lieutenant
a person of the rank below lieutenant. Second Lieutenant Jones.
ˌsecond-ˈrate adjective
inferior. The play was pretty second-rate.
second sight
the power of seeing into the future or into other mysteries. They asked a woman with second sight where the dead body was.
second thoughts
a change of opinion, decision etc. I'm having second thoughts about selling the piano.
at second hand
through or from another person. I heard the news at second hand.
come off second best
to be the loser in a struggle. That cat always comes off second best in a fight.
every second week/month etc
(on or during) alternate weeks, months etc. He comes in every second day.
second to none
better than every other of the same type. As a portrait painter, he is second to none.

sec·on·dary

a. secundario-a;
___ bleedingsangrado después del parto;
[post-surgery] después de la cirugía.

secondary

adj secundario
References in classic literature ?
Neither were the secondary actors in these momentous incidents forgotten.
She had always joyfully admitted Emma Jane into the precious partnership, but perhaps unconsciously to herself she had realized that Emma Jane had never held anything but a secondary place in Mr.
The landed property of Hartfield certainly was inconsiderable, being but a sort of notch in the Donwell Abbey estate, to which all the rest of Highbury belonged; but their fortune, from other sources, was such as to make them scarcely secondary to Donwell Abbey itself, in every other kind of consequence; and the Woodhouses had long held a high place in the consideration of the neighbourhood which Mr.
After this discovery, old Mazey himself, snoring lustily, with the red fisherman's cap pulled down to his eyebrows, and the blankets drawn up to his nose, became an object of secondary importance only, by comparison with his bed.
As we are not particular about the meaning of our liveries on state occasions, if they be but fine and numerous enough, so, the meaning or necessity of our words is a secondary consideration, if there be but a great parade of them.
This impressive calculation had a great effect on poor Rosalind; and it is a secondary matter that it and its accompanying wisdom may have less weight with the reader, as for the moment Rosalind was my one concern.
To them even liberty herself was but a subordinate and secondary consideration.
The primary inducement to conferring the power in question upon the Executive is, to enable him to defend himself; the secondary one is to increase the chances in favor of the community against the passing of bad laws, through haste, inadvertence, or design.
The adversaries to the plan of the convention, instead of considering in the first place what degree of power was absolutely necessary for the purposes of the federal government, have exhausted themselves in a secondary inquiry into the possible consequences of the proposed degree of power to the governments of the particular States.
Then in the case of excisions you have all kinds of secondary changes, pigmentary disturbances, modifications of the passions, alterations in the secretion of fatty tissue.
I will tell you: in consequence of their limitation they take immediate and secondary causes for primary ones, and in that way persuade themselves more quickly and easily than other people do that they have found an infallible foundation for their activity, and their minds are at ease and you know that is the chief thing.
The love with which his young wife had inspired him was a secondary sentiment, and was not strong enough to contend with the primitive feelings we have just enumerated.