Primary

Primary may refer to:

  • Primary (astronomy), the larger of two co-orbiting bodies
  • Primary mirror, principal light-gathering surface of a reflecting telescope
  • Primary (band), from Australia
  • Primary circuit, electrical circuit in a transformer that receives current, as opposed to secondary circuit
  • Primary election, an election by which a political party selects and nominates a candidate
  • Power line, electric power transmission line fed to or from a transformer
  • Primary (film), 1960 documentary
  • Primary (LDS Church), children's Sunday School organization
  • "Primary" (song), by The Cure
  • Primary, the oldest period in the Geologic time scale (obsolete)
  • "Primary", a song by Spoon from the album Telephono
  • Primaries, remiges (wing feathers) in birds
  • Primaries or primary beams, in E. E. Smith's science-fiction series Lensman
  • The first stage in a thermonuclear explosive, may also be used alone in a lower-yield nuclear explosive, see nuclear weapon design

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Famous quotes containing the word primary:

    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)

    Wilful sterility is, from the standpoint of the nation, from the standpoint of the human race, the one sin for which the penalty is national death, race death; a sin for which there is no atonement.... No man, no woman, can shirk the primary duties of life, whether for love of ease and pleasure, or for any other cause, and retain his or her self-respect.
    Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919)

    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)