direct primary

noun

: a primary in which nominations of candidates for office are made by direct vote

Examples of direct primary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Before the direct primary, people’s party affiliations were even more conspicuous, Riddlsperger said, as candidates were chosen by caucus in which people divided themselves physically into groups to cast their votes. Cody Copeland, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 6 Mar. 2024 No wonder direct primary care patients are satisfied with their care. Sally Pipes, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2023 And like direct primary care, telemedicine saves patients money. Sally Pipes, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2023 Biden administration officials are quick to direct primary credit for Ukraine’s staying power to the courage of its armed forces, with a supporting role to the Russian military’s ineptitude. Aamer Madhani, Zeke Miller, Anchorage Daily News, 20 Feb. 2023 Biden administration officials are quick to direct primary credit for Ukraine's staying power to the courage of its armed forces, with a supporting role to the Russian military’s ineptitude. Aamer Madhani, BostonGlobe.com, 19 Feb. 2023 By enabling physicians to prioritize their work-life balance while providing even better care to their patients, direct primary care can be a long-term solution to narrow the shortage or primary care physicians. Zak Holdsworth, STAT, 10 Feb. 2023 The two types of membership models are concierge medicine and direct primary care. Zak Holdsworth, Forbes, 11 Nov. 2022 In the past several years, dispensing has also become popular among physicians in the direct primary care movement—a fast-growing clinical model that aims to offer low-cost care without involving insurance companies. Michael Schulson, Quartz, 14 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of direct primary was in 1900

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“Direct primary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/direct%20primary. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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