What is primary?

  • (noun): One of the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing.
    Synonyms: primary feather, primary quill
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on 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 County, Missouri 2008 Democratic ...
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 ...
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 Primary St Anne's Catholic High ...
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
... Aqimbek (阿黑木别克) of 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 ...

More definitions of "primary":

  • (adj): Not derived from or reducible to something else; basic.
    Example: "A primary instinct"
  • (noun): A preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen.
    Synonyms: primary election
  • (adj): Of or being the essential or basic part.
    Synonyms: elementary
  • (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): Most important element.
    Example: "Policemen were primary targets"
    Synonyms: chief, main, principal

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)

    It was the feeling of a passenger on an ocean steamer whose mind will not give him rest until he has been in the engine-room and talked with the engineer. She wanted to see with her own eyes the action of primary forces; to touch with her own eyes the action of primary forces; to touch with her own hand the massive machinery of society; to measure with her own mind the capacity of the motive power. She was bent upon getting to the heart of the great American mystery of democracy and government.
    Henry Brooks Adams (1838–1918)

    A fact is a proposition of which the verification by an appeal to the primary sources of our knowledge or to experience is direct and simple. A theory, on the other hand, if true, has all the characteristics of a fact except that its verification is possible only by indirect, remote, and difficult means.
    Chauncey Wright (1830–1875)