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secondary (adj.)

late 14c., from Latin secundarius "pertaining to the second class, inferior," from secundus (see second (adj.)). Of colors, from 1831; of education, from 1809. Of sex characteristics from 1780. Opposed to primary or principal. Related: Secondarily.

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Definitions of secondary from WordNet
1
secondary (adj.)
being of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate;
a secondary source
a secondary issue
secondary streams
the stone will be hauled to a secondary crusher
secondary (adj.)
inferior in rank or status;
Synonyms: junior-grade / lower-ranking / lowly / petty / subaltern
secondary (adj.)
depending on or incidental to what is original or primary;
a secondary infection
secondary (adj.)
not of major importance;
played a secondary role in world events
secondary (adj.)
belonging to a lower class or rank;
2
secondary (n.)
the defensive football players who line up behind the linemen;
secondary (n.)
coil such that current is induced in it by passing a current through the primary coil;
Synonyms: secondary coil / secondary winding
From wordnet.princeton.edu