Secondary

Secondary is an adjective meaning "second" or "second hand". It may refer to:

  • The group of (usually at least four) defensive backs in American football and Canadian football
  • An obsolete name for the Mesozoic in geosciences
  • The secondary winding, or the electrical or electronic circuit connected to the secondary winding in a transformer
  • Secondary color
  • Secondary consumers in ecology Trophic dynamics
  • Secondary dominant in music
  • Secondary education
    • Secondary school - The type of school at the secondary level of education
  • Secondary market, an aftermarket where financial assets are traded
  • Secondary market offering
  • Secondary mirror, second mirror element/focusing surface in a reflecting telescope
  • Secondary neoplasm
  • Secondaries, the second-largest group of remiges (wing feathers), which attach to the inner lower arm
  • Private equity secondary, investment in an existing private equity fund or other alternative asset

Famous quotes containing the word secondary:

    Cloud-clown, blue painter, sun as horn,
    Hill-scholar, man that never is,
    The bad-bespoken lacker,
    Ancestor of Narcissus, prince
    Of the secondary men. There are no rocks
    And stones, only this imager.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    Readers are less and less seen as mere non-writers, the subhuman “other” or flawed derivative of the author; the lack of a pen is no longer a shameful mark of secondary status but a positively enabling space, just as within every writer can be seen to lurk, as a repressed but contaminating antithesis, a reader.
    Terry Eagleton (b. 1943)

    The prime purpose of being four is to enjoy being four—of secondary importance is to prepare for being five.
    Jim Trelease (20th century)