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secondary

adjective

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1 taken or created from something original or basic
  • history textbooks are secondary sources for historical information and do not represent original research

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2 of little or less value or merit
  • we need to focus on getting the groceries bought and the rent paid—everything else is secondary

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secondary

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of secondary (Entry 2 of 2)

as in subject, junior

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The first known use of secondary was in the 14th century

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“Secondary.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/secondary. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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