Synonyms of secondary


1. secondary, formation

usage: the defensive football players who line up behind the linemen

2. secondary coil, secondary winding, secondary, coil

usage: coil such that current is induced in it by passing a current through the primary coil


1. secondary (vs. primary), alternate, alternative, substitute, auxiliary, subsidiary, supplemental, supplementary, collateral, indirect, secondhand, second-string, standby, thirdhand, tributary, utility(prenominal), substitute(prenominal), vicarious, inessential#1, unessential, unoriginal

usage: being of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate; "the stone will be hauled to a secondary crusher"; "a secondary source"; "a secondary issue"; "secondary streams"

2. junior-grade, lower-ranking, lowly, petty(prenominal), secondary, subaltern, junior (vs. senior)

usage: inferior in rank or status; "the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary"

3. secondary, incidental (vs. basic), incident

usage: depending on or incidental to what is original or primary; "a secondary infection"

4. secondary, minor (vs. major)

usage: not of major importance; "played a secondary role in world events"

5. secondary, subordinate (vs. dominant), low-level

usage: belonging to a lower class or rank

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Definition and meaning of secondary (Dictionary)