HyperDic: secondary

English > 7 senses of the word secondary:
ADJECTIVEallsecondarybeing of second rank or importance or value
allsecondary, junior-grade, lower-ranking, lowly, petty, subalterninferior in rank or status
allsecondarydepending on or incidental to what is original or primary
allsecondarynot of major importance
allsecondarybelonging to a lower class or rank
NOUNgroupsecondarythe defensive football players who line up behind the linemen
artifactsecondary, secondary coil, secondary windingcoil such that current is induced in it by passing a current through the primary coil
secondary > pronunciation
Soundsseh'kahndeh.riy
Rhymesaccusatory ... zealotry: 432 rhymes with riy...
English > secondary: 7 senses > adjective 1
MeaningOf second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate.
Examples
  • "the stone will be hauled to a secondary crusher"
  • "a secondary source"
  • "a secondary issue"
  • "secondary streams"
Narroweralternate, alternative, substituteServing or used in place of another
auxiliary, subsidiary, supplemental, supplementaryFunctioning in a supporting capacity
collateralAccompany, concomitant
indirectnot as a direct effect or consequence
second-stringA replacement or substitute for a regular member of a team
secondhandderived from what is primary or original
standbyReady for emergency use
thirdhandderived from what is primary or original by two intermediate steps
tributary(of a stream) flowing into a larger / larger stream
utility, substitutecapable of substituting in any of several positions on a team
vicariousExperienced at secondhand
See alsoinessential, unessentialnot basic or fundamental
unoriginalnot original
OppositeprimaryOf first rank or importance or value
Spanishsecundario
Catalansecundari
Adverbssecondarilyof secondary import / import
English > secondary: 7 senses > adjective 2
Meaninginferior in rank or status.
Synonymsjunior-grade, lower-ranking, lowly, petty, subaltern
Broaderjunioryounger
Spanishinferior, subalterno, subordinado
Catalaninferior, subaltern, subordinat
English > secondary: 7 senses > adjective 3
MeaningDepending on or incidental to what is original or primary.
Example"a secondary infection"
Broaderincidental, incident(sometimes followed by 'to') minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature or occurring as a chance concomitant or consequence
Spanishsecundario
Catalansecundari
English > secondary: 7 senses > adjective 4
Meaningnot of major importance.
Example"played a secondary role in world events"
BroaderminorOf lesser importance or stature or rank
Spanishsecundario
English > secondary: 7 senses > adjective 5
MeaningBelonging to a lower class or rank.
Broadersubordinate, low-levelLower in rank or importance
Spanishsecundario
English > secondary: 7 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningThe defensive football players who line up behind the linemen.
Member offootball team, elevenA team that plays football
Membersback(American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage
BroaderformationAn arrangement of people or things acting as a unit
English > secondary: 7 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaningcoil such that current is induced in it by passing a current through the primary coil.
Synonymssecondary coil, secondary winding
Part oftransformerAn electrical device by which alternating current of one voltage is changed to another voltage
Broadercoilreactor consisting of a spiral of insulated wire that introduces inductance into a circuit

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