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acute accent a diacritical mark (), placed over a vowel to indicate length or high pitch, or to indicate primary stress of a syllable. (Cf. grave accent.)
auteurism a type of film criticism in which the works of a given director, regarded as the primary creator of a film, are examined to reveal nuances of personal style.
backbeat a primary accent on the second and fourth beats of a four-beat measure, common in popular music; secondary beat.
bauxite the primary ore of aluminum, containing various impurities.
bookstore a store in which books are the primary items for sale.
capital1 of primary importance. [1/10 definitions]
center field the position of the player whose primary function is to defend this area of the outfield. [1/2 definitions]
center fielder in baseball, the player who is stationed in center field when the other team is batting and whose primary function is to defend that territory.
closed primary election in the United States, a direct primary election in which voters must show evidence of their party affiliation and may vote only for candidates of the same party.
commercial having profit or wealth as the primary aim. [1/4 definitions]
connotation a secondary meaning or implication of a word or expression, in addition to its primary meaning. (Cf. denotation.) [1/2 definitions]
defensive back a player in American football, whose primary role is to deflect or intercept passes. [1/2 definitions]
dominant primary; main. [1/4 definitions]
elementary pertaining to primary education. [1/3 definitions]
euro the primary currency unit of the European Union and the sole currency, in 2014, of eighteen participating member states: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain. One euro equals one hundred cents. [1/2 definitions]
first baseman in baseball, the player whose position is at first base when the other team is batting and whose primary function is to defend that base.
first cause a primary or original source, independent of, and not caused by, anything else. [1/2 definitions]
first mortgage a primary lien against a piece of property that takes precedence in case of default over all other mortgages or liens except those given priority by law, such as real estate taxes.
fountainhead the origin or primary source of anything. [1/2 definitions]
general assembly (cap.) the primary deliberative body of the United Nations. [1/3 definitions]
general election a final election on the national, state, or local level to select one candidate from among those previously nominated in a primary election, at a party convention, or by some other procedure. [1/2 definitions]