Secondary Synonyms and Antonyms

sĕk'ən-dĕr'ē

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Synonyms for Secondary

Having a secondary, supplementary or subordinate function by accompanying as a subordinate; aiding in a secondary way; being additional; being connected as an incident or subordinate to a principal; contributing or being contributory. Said of persons and things, and, when of persons, usually in a bad sense; as, he was accessory to the riot; accessory sounds in music.
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(Geology) Having a position or direction determined by the original form or slope of the earth's surface:
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Relying (on another) for support or aid
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Direct or immediate:
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Too trivial or unimportant to be worthy of attention.
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Of a lower rank or position; inferior or secondary; especially (military) ranking as a junior officer, below the rank of captain.
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inferior in rank or status
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Designating or of any of the noncombat ships, as tankers or tenders, that form the service fleet of a navy
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Limited in importance or significance; trivial:
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That serves as an aid; auxiliary
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Accompanying; attendant:
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Of or pertaining to an appurtenance.
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Being present:
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Supporting
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Collateral is defined as something side by side, or something pledged to guarantee that a loan will be repaid.
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Resulting from or employing derivation:
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Product of derivation
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Of a minor, casual, or subordinate nature:
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Minor
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Low or lower in order, degree, or rank:
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Comparative form of little: more little
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(Music) being the smaller of the two intervals denoted by the same ordinal number
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An object launched to orbit Earth or another celestial body. Satellites are used for research, communications, weather information, and navigation. The first artificial Earth satellite was Sputnik 1, launched by the Soviet Union in October 1957; the first successful American satellite was launched in January 1958.
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Inferior to another; subordinate:
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(Gram.) Having the function of a noun, adjective, or adverb within a sentence
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Under another's control; subject
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Void of essence, or real being.
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Of or for juniors in a high school or college
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Ranked near the beginning of an ascending series or scale:
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Lower is defined as in a lesser or inferior place, or something less in quality or value.
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(Sports) Relating or belonging to a minor league.
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Petty is defined as something relatively worthless or unimportant.
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Lower in position, authority, rank, amount, degree, etc.
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Insignificant or unimportant; minor:
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The definition of emergency is something that is for urgent needs or can be used when it is suddenly needed.
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Being, or having the nature of, a reserve or reserves
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Of, for, or functioning as a standby
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The definition of supplementary is something that is added on, or that completes something.
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Of or pertaining to derivation; relating to that which is derived.
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One of lesser rank or authority than another; a subordinate.
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inferior in rank or status
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Having or suited for a low rank or position.
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coil such that current is induced in it by passing a current through the primary coil
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coil such that current is induced in it by passing a current through the primary coil
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Coming after; following in time, place, or order
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Giving aid, support, service, etc.; serving to supplement; auxiliary
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Of secondary importance
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Antonyms for Secondary

The first in a group or series.
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Being the source from which a copy, reproduction, or translation is made.
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Proceeding without interruption in a straight course or line; not deviating or swerving:
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Of or constituting a source
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Producing an effect; causing
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Having dominant or controlling power or influence:
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Having or suggesting a consciousness of high position or authority; authoritative:
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High or higher in order, status, rank, etc.
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Foremost in quality, rank, or importance.
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Designating or of a class of mail that includes letters, postcards, large envelopes, and small packages
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Of, being, or serving as a starting point or basis:
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Words Related to Secondary

Not important; insignificant or petty.
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(Biology) Relating to or designating the name of a species; specific as opposed to generic.
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Conveying color, as opposed to shades of gray.
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(Informal) As a surplus; in excess; extra
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Used or held in reserve
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Related or similar; akin:
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Growth in vascular plants resulting from the production of layers of secondary tissue by a lateral meristem (the cork cambium or the vascular cambium ). The new tissue accumulates and results in thicker branches and stems. Secondary growth occurs in gymnosperms, most eudicots, and woody magnoliids (such as the magnolia). Most monocots and herbaceous plants undergo little or no secondary growth but simply stop growing when their primary tissues mature.
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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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