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noun (primar, ies)
  1. A preliminary election to select a political candidate.
  2. The first year of grade school.
  3. A base or fundamental component; something that is irreducible.
  4. The most massive component of a gravitationally bound system.
verb (primaries, primarying, primaried)
  1. To take part in a primary election
adjective 
  1. The first in a group or series.
Children attend school, teenagers attend secondary school.
  1. That which is placed ahead of others.
Preferred stock has claim on dividends, ahead of common stock.
Etymology: From primarius (cf. French: primaire)


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