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1 primary /ˈpraɪˌmeri/ Brit /ˈpraɪməri/ adjective
1 primary
/ˈpraɪˌmeri/ Brit /ˈpraɪməri/
adjective
Learner's definition of PRIMARY
always used before a noun
: most important : main
: most basic or essential
compare secondary, tertiary
: happening or coming first
compare secondary, tertiary
: not coming from or dependent on something else
chiefly British : relating to the education of young children
2 primary /ˈpraɪˌmeri/ Brit /ˈpraɪməri/ noun
plural primaries
2 primary
/ˈpraɪˌmeri/ Brit /ˈpraɪməri/
noun
plural primaries
Learner's definition of PRIMARY
[count] US
: an election in which members of the same political party run against each other for the chance to be in a larger and more important election
called also (US) primary election
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