Primary synonyms

prī'mĕr'ē, -mə-rē
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Of, being, or serving as a starting point or basis:
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Being an essential or basic part or parts
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Of or constituting a single source controlling all components of a system:
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Most important or significant; main; principal
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First in excellence, quality, or value.
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(Nautical) Connected to or located near the mainmast:
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(Not comparable) Pioneering.
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Fundamental is defined as something that is basic or essential.
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Primary; most important.
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Consistent with, pertaining to, or mandated by the constitution of a country or state. See also unconstitutional.
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Consisting of the exact words of the writer or speaker:
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Being a species that has the greatest effect within its ecological community, especially by determining the presence, abundance, or type of other species. As a plant community progresses through stages of succession, different species may become dominant for a period until the climax community is reached, at which point the dominant species remains stable until a major disruption occurs. Among animals, the dominant species in a community is generally the top predator or the most abundant or widespread species.
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Relating to the basic, essential or fundamental part of something.
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Absolutely necessary; indispensable; requisite
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The definition of first is someone or something that happens or acts before any others.
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(Pathology) Of, relating to, or designating a disease or condition having no known cause.
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Next in line or relation:
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Of, relating to, or occurring at the beginning; first:
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Ranking first.
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Fundamental; basic
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Of or relating to a nonindustrial, often tribal culture, especially one that is characterized by an absence of literacy and a low level of economic or technological complexity:
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Easy to understand, do, or carry out:
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Present but not readily noticeable:
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The definition of vital is something that is absolutely essential or necessary or a person who is lively and full of life.
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An inscription consisting of the letters of an alphabet, almost always listed in order.
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A text that instructs in the basic skills or rudiments of a subject.
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Paint, sizing, etc. used as a preparatory coating on a raw surface
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Possessing some quality, or having been subject to some operation (as substitution), in the second degree; as, a secondary salt, a secondary amine, etc. Compare primary.
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(Gram.) Having the function of a noun, adjective, or adverb within a sentence
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Conveying color, as opposed to shades of gray.
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Chief, in a political sense, as being the seat of the general government of a state or nation.
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Of fundamental importance; crucial, pivotal.
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First in physical position or place:
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Controlling; essential; important
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Greater than others in importance or rank:
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First in rank, order, or importance:
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Highest in rank, power, or authority:
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First in time; earliest
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Of, situated at, or being the top; uppermost, highest, greatest, or foremost
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Being a racehorse that has never won a race.
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Leading the way; trailblazing:
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The definition of primordial is something that existed at the beginning of time, or is something that is native, fundamental or at the earliest stages of development.
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(Bot.) Growing from the base of a stem
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Of, or relating to a foundation or foundations
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(Slang, 1990s) Excellent; awesome.
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Received from the original source:
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Having relevant and crucial value.
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Preceding all others in time
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Relating to or occurring on or near the surface of the earth.
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Free from flaw, blemish, or impurity:
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Closely corresponding to or resembling an original:
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(Chemistry) Possessing some quality in the third degree; having been subjected to the substitution of three atoms or radicals.
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Principal or predominant:
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(Politics) A preliminary election to select a political candidate of a political party.
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one of the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing
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one of the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing
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A coil to which the input voltage is applied in an inductively coupled circuit, especially a transformer.
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coil forming the part of an electrical circuit such that changing current in it induces a current in a neighboring circuit
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Superlative form of early: most early
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