Adjective "Secondary" Definition and Examples




    1. next after the first in order, place, time, etc.

    2. belonging or pertaining to a second order, division, stage, period, rank, grade, etc.

    3. (in scholarly studies) pertaining to or being a derived or derivative account, an evaluation of original data, etc.; not primary or original, as in secondary source; secondary research.

    4. of minor or lesser importance; subordinate; auxiliary.

    5. of or relating to secondary schools.

    6. Chemistry. involving or obtained by the replacement o


    "taxes can be secondary to things."

    "regulations can be secondary to policies."

    "issues can be secondary to priorities."

    "uses can be secondary as resorts."

    "types can be secondary to qualities."

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