What is secondary?

  • (adj): Not of major importance.
    Example: "Played a secondary role in world events"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on secondary:

Education In Singapore - Secondary Education - Admission To Post-secondary Institutions
... Upon completion of the 4- or 5-year secondary school education, students (excluding IP students) will participate in the annual Singaporean GCE 'O' Level, the results of which determine which pre-universities ... Students who wish to pursue vocational education go on to post-secondary institutions such as the polytechnics and the Institute of Technical Education (ITE ... at junior colleges after graduating from secondary school is determined by the L1R5 (first language + 5 relevant subjects) scoring system ...
Auriga (constellation) - Notable Features - Stars - Bright Stars
... yellow giants, more specifically, the primary is a G-type star and the secondary is between a G-type and F-type star in its evolution ... The secondary is formally classified as a G0III class star (G-type giant) ... the luminosity of the Sun, or 160 L☉ (the primary is 90 L☉ and the secondary is 70 L☉) ...
Longueuil - Education
... There are two secondary schools in Longueuil operated by the Riverside School Board Centennial Regional High School in Greenfield Park and Heritage Regional ... There are seven secondary schools in Longueuil operated by the Commission scolaire Marie-Victorin ... There are also three private francophone secondary schools, all of which are in Le Vieux-Longueuil ...

More definitions of "secondary":

  • (noun): The defensive football players who line up behind the linemen.
  • (adj): Of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate.
    Example: "The stone will be hauled to a secondary crusher"; "a secondary source"; "a secondary issue"; "secondary streams"
  • (adj): Depending on or incidental to what is original or primary.
    Example: "A secondary infection"
  • (adj): Belonging to a lower class or rank.

Famous quotes containing the word secondary:

    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)

    Scientific reason, with its strict conscience, its lack of prejudice, and its determination to question every result again the moment it might lead to the least intellectual advantage, does in an area of secondary interest what we ought to be doing with the basic questions of life.
    Robert Musil (1880–1942)