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primary

adjective

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2 done or working without something else coming in between
  • a crop failure that was the primary cause of the famine

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4 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

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The first known use of primary was in the 15th century

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“Primary.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/primary. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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