Definitions of secondary

  1. coil such that current is induced in it by passing a current through the primary coil
  2. One who occupies a subordinate, inferior, or auxiliary place; a delegate deputy; one who is second or next to the chief officer; as, the secondary, or undersheriff of the city of London.
  3. A secondary circle.
  4. A secondary quill.
  5. In zoology, any of the quill feathers that grow on the second joint of a bird's wing: secondary school, a high school, or any school of high school grade.
  6. A subordinate: a delegate or deputy.
  7. An assistant; deputy.
  8. Anything secondary.
  9. One who acts in subordination to another.
  10. That which is secondary; a delegate or deputy.
  11. A forearm quill- feather of a bird's wing ; an insect hind- wing.
  12. Secondarily.
  13. inferior in rank or status; " the junior faculty"; " a lowly corporal"; " petty officialdom"; " a subordinate functionary"
  14. belonging to a lower class or rank
  15. not of major importance; " played a secondary role in world events"
  16. of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate; " the stone will be hauled to a secondary crusher"; " a secondary source"; " a secondary issue"; " secondary streams"
  17. depending on or incidental to what is original or primary; " a secondary infection"
  18. Suceeding next in order to the first; of second place, origin, rank, rank, etc.; not primary; subordinate; not of the first order or rate.
  19. Acting by deputation or delegated authority; as, the work of secondary hands.
  20. Possessing some quality, or having been subject to some operation ( as substitution), in the second degree; as, a secondary salt, a secondary amine, etc. Cf. primary.
  21. Dependent or consequent upon another disease; as, Bright's disease is often secondary to scarlet fever. ( b) Occuring in the second stage of a disease; as, the secondary symptoms of syphilis.
  22. Subsequent in origin; - said of minerals produced by alteertion or deposition subsequent to the formation of the original rocks mass; also of characters of minerals ( as secondary cleavage, etc.) developed by pressure or other causes.
  23. Next in order to the first; of second place, origin, rank, etc.; subordinate; inferior; derived from something else as its source; as, a secondary authority; in electrical usage, of, pertaining to, or denoting, an induced current or its circuit.
  24. Following or coming after the first: second in position: inferior: subordinate: deputed.
  25. Second in position or importance; inferior.
  26. Subordinate; second rate.
  27. Succeeding next in order to the first; not primary; not of the first order or rate; revolving around a primary planet; acting by deputation; subordinate.
  28. Coming after or succeeding the first; not of the first order or rate; not primary; subordinate.
  29. Second in importance or in position ; arising, not from the growing point, but from other tissue.