Complete Definition of "secondary"

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Etymology
From L. secundarius.

Pronunciation
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Adjective
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  1. Succeeding next in order to the first; of second place, origin, rank, rank, etc.; not primary; subordinate; not of the first order or rate.
  2. Acting by deputation or delegated authority; as, the work of secondary hands.
  3. 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.
  4. geology 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.
  5. zootomy Pertaining to the second joint of the wing of a bird.
  6. medicine 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.

Translations
trans-top|succeeding first
Greek: t|el|δεÏÏεÏεÏÏν|m|sc=Grek (defterévon)
Dutch: secundair
trans-mid
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trans-top|acting by deputation
Dutch: plaatsvervangend, plaatsvervangende
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See also
primary (1)
secondary (2)
tertiary (3)
quaternary (4)
quinary (5)
senary (6)
septenary (7)
octonary (8)
nonary (9)
denary (10)
duodenary (12)
vigenary (20)

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