post·​pri·​ma·​ry | \ ˌpōst-ˈprī-ˌmer-ē How to pronounce postprimary (audio) , -ˈprī-mə-rē, -ˈprīm-rē \

Definition of postprimary

1 chiefly British : of, relating to, or being education following primary school postprimary education
2 : following a primary election … has developed into the only exciting story of this tedious postprimary New York City political season.— Harry Stein

Examples of postprimary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cynics dismissed the results of last year’s postprimary negotiations between progressives and the center left as a campaign truce that would give way to factional fighting after the election. William A. Galston, WSJ, 27 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of postprimary

1919, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Postprimary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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