What is primary?

  • (adj): Of or being the essential or basic part.
    Synonyms: elementary
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on primary:

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 ...
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 ...
Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture - Transport - Border Crossings
... 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 ...
Adair County, Missouri - Politics - Missouri Presidential Preference Primary (2008)
... 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%) Adair ...
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 RC ...

More definitions of "primary":

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

Famous quotes containing the word primary:

    But the doctrine of the Farm is merely this, that every man ought to stand in primary relations to the work of the world, ought to do it himself, and not to suffer the accident of his having a purse in his pocket, or his having been bred to some dishonorable and injurious craft, to sever him from those duties.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    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)

    Europe has a set of primary interests, which to us have none, or a very remote relation. Hence she must be engaged in frequent controversies, the causes of which are essentially foreign to our concerns. Hence, therefore, it must be unwise in us to implicate ourselves, by artificial ties, in the ordinary vicissitudes of her politics or the ordinary combinations and collisions of her friendships or enmities.
    George Washington (1732–1799)