Associations to the word «Secondary»


SECONDARY, adjective. Succeeding next in order to the first; of second place, origin, rank, rank, etc.; not primary; subordinate; not of the first order or rate.
SECONDARY, adjective. Acting by deputation or delegated authority; as, the work of secondary hands.
SECONDARY, adjective. Possessing some quality, or having been subject to some operation (as substitution), in the second degree; as, a secondary salt, a secondary amine, etc. Compare primary.
SECONDARY, adjective. (geology) Subsequent in origin; -- said of minerals produced by alteration or deposition subsequent to the formation of the original rocks mass; also of characters of minerals (as secondary cleavage, etc.) developed by pressure or other causes.
SECONDARY, adjective. (zootomy) Pertaining to the second joint of the wing of a bird.
SECONDARY, adjective. (medicine) Dependent or consequent upon another disease; as, Bright's disease is often secondary to scarlet fever; or occurring in the second stage of a disease; as, the secondary symptoms of syphilis.
SECONDARY, adjective. Of less than primary importance.
SECONDARY, adjective. (of a color) Formed by mixing primary colors.
SECONDARY, noun. Used as an abbreviation to refer to items with names containing secondary.
SECONDARY, noun. (ornithology) Any flight feather attached to the ulna (forearm) of a bird.
SECONDARY, noun. (finance) An act of issuing more stock by an already publicly traded corporation.
SECONDARY, noun. (American football) (Canadian football) The defensive backs.
SECONDARY, noun. (electronics) An inductive coil or loop that is magnetically powered by a primary in a transformer or similar
SECONDARY, noun. One who occupies a subordinate or auxiliary place; a delegate deputy.
SECONDARY, noun. (astronomy) A secondary circle.
SECONDARY, noun. (astronomy) A satellite.
SECONDARY ALCOHOL, noun. (chemistry) Any alcohol of general formula R2CH-OH
SECONDARY ALCOHOLS, noun. Plural of secondary alcohol
SECONDARY AMINE, noun. (chemistry) An amine, containing two radicals, of general formula R1R2-NH; the radicals may be the same, different, or part of a ring.
SECONDARY AMINES, noun. Plural of secondary amine
SECONDARY CELL WALL, noun. (biology) A structure situated between the primary cell wall and the plasma membrane of plant cells
SECONDARY CELL WALLS, noun. Plural of secondary cell wall
SECONDARY COLOR, noun. (US) Alternative spelling of secondary colour
SECONDARY COLOUR, noun. Any of three colours derived from mixing two primary colours
SECONDARY COLOURS, noun. Plural of secondary colour
SECONDARY CONSUMER, noun. A secondary consumer eats what is below it in the food chain.
SECONDARY DROWNING, noun. Asphyxiation caused by irritation of alveoli from the aspiration of liquid, after recovery from immersion into liquid, in the three-day period following the immersion episode
SECONDARY EDUCATION, noun. Education of children that follows primary education and leads to either employment or college / university education
SECONDARY EMISSION, noun. (physics) The emission of electrons from the surface of a solid when bombarded with electrons or other charged particles
SECONDARY EMISSIONS, noun. Plural of secondary emission
SECONDARY ENERGY, noun. The energy contained in a processed or refined fuel or in electricity etc derived from some other fuel.
SECONDARY FERMENTATION, noun. Any fermentation that takes place after the conversion of sugar to alcohol in beers and wine
SECONDARY FERMENTATION, noun. The production of carbon dioxide in sparkling wine using the méthode champenoise, or in beer using bottle conditioning
SECONDARY FERMENTATION, noun. Malolactic fermentation
SECONDARY HYPOTHERMIA, noun. Hypothermia caused by an underlying pathology that prevents the body from generating enough core heat.
SECONDARY IMMUNODEFICIENCY, noun. (medicine) Immunodeficiency caused as a result of malnutrition or exposure to disease or a specific drug treatment.
SECONDARY INDUSTRIES, noun. Plural of secondary industry
SECONDARY INDUSTRY, noun. (economics) An industry that processes raw materials produced by primary industry into goods suitable for tertiary industry to provide goods or services to consumers.
SECONDARY INFECTION, noun. (pathology) Any infection that arises subsequent to a pre-existing infection; but especially a nosocomial infection
SECONDARY INFECTIONS, noun. Plural of secondary infection
SECONDARY ION MASS SPECTROMETRY, noun. (physics) A technique used to visualize the three-dimensional structure of solids by employing an energetic ion beam to fragment the atomic or molecular constituents from a surface
SECONDARY LIABILITY, noun. The legal responsibility arising when a party materially contributes to, facilitates, induces or is otherwise responsible for directly infringing acts carried out by another party.
SECONDARY MARKET, noun. (finance) The financial market for trading of securities that have already been issued in an initial private or public offering.
SECONDARY MARKETS, noun. Plural of secondary market
SECONDARY MODERN, noun. (schools) (British) In the UK from 1944 to 1970s, a secondary school for children who had failed the eleven plus examination.
SECONDARY MODERN SCHOOL, noun. (British) (somewhat dated) a type of school, for pupils who had failed the 11-plus examination, that concentrated on practical and vocational rather than academic subjects
SECONDARY MODERN SCHOOLS, noun. Plural of secondary modern school
SECONDARY PHOSPHINE, noun. (chemistry) any compound of general formula R2P-H
SECONDARY PORT, noun. (navigation) A port whose tidal predictions are not given directly in tide tables, and must be calculated based on the tidal curve of a standard port
SECONDARY RESEARCH, noun. The research performed through the summary, collation or synthesis of the results of existing research.
SECONDARY SCHOOL, noun. (schools) (British) In the UK, a state school attended between the ages of 11 and 16 or 18.
SECONDARY SCHOOL, noun. (education) (American) The federally designated, graduation-separated classification of grades 9–12 (approximately ages 14–18), regardless of whether they are compiled together in one school or separate from the other grades.
SECONDARY SCHOOLS, noun. Plural of secondary school
SECONDARY SECTOR, noun. (economics) The sector of the economy that principally uses raw materials produced by the primary sector for sale and use by other sectors.
SECONDARY SECTORS, noun. Plural of secondary sector
SECONDARY SEX CHARACTERISTIC, noun. A feature that distinguishes the two sexes of a species, but is not directly part of the reproductive system.
SECONDARY SEX CHARACTERISTICS, noun. Plural of secondary sex characteristic
SECONDARY SMOKING, noun. Passive smoking
SECONDARY SOURCE, noun. (historiography) Any document that draws on one or more primary sources and interprets or analyses them; also sources such as newspapers whose accuracy is open to question.
SECONDARY SOURCES, noun. Plural of secondary source
SECONDARY STRUCTURE, noun. (biochemistry) The general three-dimensional structure of a biopolymer such as DNA or a protein.
SECONDARY VALENCE, noun. (chemistry) in a coordination compound, the number of ions or molecules that are coordinated to the central metal ion; its coordination number
SECONDARY VICTIMISATION, noun. Alternative spelling of secondary victimization
SECONDARY VICTIMIZATION, noun. The act of blaming the victim of a crime, as opposed to blaming the author of such crime.
SECONDARY VICTIMIZATIONS, noun. Plural of secondary victimization
SECONDARY WORLD, noun. (fantasy) An internally consistent, fictional, fantasy world or setting that is different from the real "primary world".
SECONDARY WORLDS, noun. Plural of secondary world

Dictionary definition

SECONDARY, noun. The defensive football players who line up behind the linemen.
SECONDARY, noun. Coil such that current is induced in it by passing a current through the primary coil.
SECONDARY, adjective. 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".
SECONDARY, adjective. Inferior in rank or status; "the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary".
SECONDARY, adjective. Depending on or incidental to what is original or primary; "a secondary infection".
SECONDARY, adjective. Not of major importance; "played a secondary role in world events".
SECONDARY, adjective. Belonging to a lower class or rank.

Wise words

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