Definition of secondary:
- A satellite.
- A secondary circle.
- A secondary quill.
- Acting by deputation or delegated authority; as, the work of secondary hands.
- Dependent or consequent upon another disease; as, Bright's disease is often secondary to scarlet fever. ( b) Occuring in the second stage of a disease; as, the secondary symptoms of syphilis.
- One who occupies a subordinate, inferior, or auxiliary place; a delegate deputy; one who is second or next to the chief officer; as, the secondary, or undersheriff of the city of London.
- Pertaining to the second joint of the wing of a bird.
- Possessing some quality, or having been subject to some operation ( as substitution), in the second degree; as, a secondary salt, a secondary amine, etc. Cf. primary.
- Subsequent in origin; - said of minerals produced by alteertion or deposition subsequent to the formation of the original rocks mass; also of characters of minerals ( as secondary cleavage, etc.) developed by pressure or other causes.
- Suceeding next in order to the first; of second place, origin, rank, rank, etc.; not primary; subordinate; not of the first order or rate.
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- accompaniment (part of speech: noun)
- accompanying (part of speech: adjective)
- "An Orkney Maid", Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr.
- "Imaginary Interviews", W. D. Howells.
- "Madame Delphine", George W. Cable.