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secondary

sec·ond·ar·y

secondary

 
pronunciation:
se kn deI ri
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of second or lesser rank, importance, or value.
synonyms:
ancillary, inferior, lesser, lower, subaltern, subordinate, subservient, subsidiary
antonyms:
basic, cardinal, dominant, fundamental, grand, primary, prime
similar words:
accidental, associate, circumstantial, incidental, minor, second, second-string, side, smaller, supporting, unimportant
definition 2: not first rate; inferior.
secondary quality
synonyms:
inferior, second-rate
similar words:
low, mediocre, second-class
definition 3: taken from what is original or primary.
secondary sources
synonyms:
secondhand
antonyms:
primary
similar words:
derivative
definition 4: of or pertaining to a secondary school.
synonyms:
high-school
 
part of speech: noun
inflections: secondaries
definition 1: a person or thing not of primary value, rank, or importance.
antonyms:
primary
similar words:
associate
definition 2: a person acting in an inferior or subordinate capacity.
synonyms:
subordinate, underling
similar words:
assistant, associate