meaning of primary

1. First in order of time or development or in intention; primitive; fundamental; original.
First in order, as being preparatory to something higher; as, primary assemblies; primary schools.
First in dignity or importance; chief; principal; as, primary planets; a matter of primary importance.
Earliest formed; fundamental.
Illustrating, possessing, or characterized by, some quality or property in the first degree; having undergone the first stage of substitution or replacement.
That which stands first in order, rank, or importance; a chief matter.
A primary meeting; a caucus.
One of the large feathers on the distal joint of a birds wing. See Plumage, and Illust. of Bird.
A primary planet; the brighter component of a double star. See under Planet.
a preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen

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