What is primary?

  • (adj): Of primary importance.
    Synonyms: basal, basic
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on primary:

Human Oogenesis - Ootidogenesis
... 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 ...
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 ...
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 School ...
Adair County, Missouri - Politics - Missouri Presidential Preference Primary (2008)
... 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%) Adair County, Missouri 2008 ...

More definitions of "primary":

  • (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): 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): 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"
  • (noun): A preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen.
    Synonyms: primary election
  • (adj): Of or being the essential or basic part.
    Synonyms: elementary

Famous quotes containing the word primary:

    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)

    If a madman were to come into this room with a stick in his hand, no doubt we should pity the state of his mind; but our primary consideration would be to take care of ourselves. We should knock him down first, and pity him afterwards.
    Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)

    Without the Constitution and the Union, we could not have attained the result; but even these, are not the primary cause of our great prosperity. There is something back of these, entwining itself more closely about the human heart. That something, is the principle of “Liberty to all”Mthe principle that clears the path for all—gives hope to all—and, by consequence, enterprize [sic], and industry to all.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)