Definition of PRIMARY

done or working without something else coming in between <a crop failure that was the primary cause of the famine>
Related Words clinical, empirical (also empiric); efficient, proximate; hands-on
coming before the main part or item usually to introduce or prepare for what follows <a few minutes of primary instruction in the use of our diving gear before we actually got into the water>
Near Antonyms after, behind, following, subsequent

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