What is 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"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on primary:

Human Oogenesis - Ootidogenesis
... 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 ...
Adair County, Missouri - Politics - Missouri Presidential Preference Primary (2008)
1,284, than any candidate from either party in Adair County during the 2008 presidential primary ... Adair County, Missouri 2008 Republican primary in Missouri John McCain 558 (29.00%) Mike Huckabee 735 (38.20%) Mitt Romney 451 (23.44%) Ron Paul 158 (8.21 ...
House Of Representatives (Australia) - Primary, TPP and Seat Results Since 1937
... ALP = Australian Labor Party, L+NP = grouping of Liberal/National/LNP/CLP Coalition Parties (and predecessors), Oth = other parties and independents ... House of Representatives results and polling Primary vote TPP vote Seats ALP L+NP Oth ...
Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture - Transport - Border Crossings
... Altay Prefecture Bakhtu (巴克图), 17 km from Tacheng another primary point or port Dulat (都拉塔), in Qapqal Xibe Autonomous County under Ili Jeminay (吉木乃) of Altay Prefecture;another primary ...
Palmers Green - Education
... Hazelwood Primary School Firs Farm Primary Oakthorpe Primary Palmers Green High School (Independent) St Michael at Bowes CE Junior Tottenhall Infant St Monica's ...

More definitions of "primary":

  • (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
  • (noun): A preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen.
    Synonyms: primary election
  • (adj): Most important element.
    Example: "Policemen were primary targets"
    Synonyms: chief, main, principal
  • (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

Famous quotes containing the word primary:

    One of the effects of a safe and civilised life is an immense oversensitiveness which makes all the primary emotions somewhat disgusting. Generosity is as painful as meanness, gratitude as hateful as ingratitude.
    George Orwell (1903–1950)

    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)

    A primary function of art and thought is to liberate the individual from the tyranny of his culture in the environmental sense and to permit him to stand beyond it in an autonomy of perception and judgment.
    Lionel Trilling (1905–1975)