What is primary?

  • (noun): A preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen.
    Synonyms: primary election
    See also — Additional definitions below

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... The succeeding phase of ootidogenesis occurs when the primary oocyte develops into an ootid ... In fact, a primary oocyte is, by its biological definition, a cell whose primary function is to divide by the process of meiosis ... In late fetal life, all oocytes, still primary oocytes, have halted at this stage of development, called the dictyate ...
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More definitions of "primary":

  • (adj): Of first rank or importance or value; direct and immediate rather than secondhand.
    Example: "Primary goals"; "a primary effect"; "primary sources"; "a primary interest"
  • (adj): Of primary importance.
    Synonyms: basal, basic
  • (noun): Coil forming the part of an electrical circuit such that changing current in it induces a current in a neighboring circuit.
    Example: "Current through the primary coil induces current in the secondary coil"
    Synonyms: primary coil, primary winding
  • (adj): Not derived from or reducible to something else; basic.
    Example: "A primary instinct"
  • (adj): Of or being the essential or basic part.
    Synonyms: elementary
  • (adj): Most important element.
    Example: "Policemen were primary targets"
    Synonyms: chief, main, principal

Famous quotes containing the word primary:

    If a madman were to come into this room with a stick in his hand, no doubt we should pity the state of his mind; but our primary consideration would be to take care of ourselves. We should knock him down first, and pity him afterwards.
    Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)

    What had begun as a movement to free all black people from racist oppression became a movement with its primary goal the establishment of black male patriarchy.
    bell hooks (b. c. 1955)

    The traditional American husband and father had the responsibilities—and the privileges—of playing the role of primary provider. Sharing that role is not easy. To yield exclusive access to the role is to surrender some of the potential for fulfilling the hero fantasy—a fantasy that appeals to us all. The loss is far from trivial.
    Faye J. Crosby (20th century)