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Dictionary definition for: Secondary

1. (n) the defensive football players who line up behind the linemen

2. (a) of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate; "the stone will be hauled to a secondary crusher" "a secondary source" "a secondary issue" "secondary streams"

3. (n) coil such that current is induced in it by passing a current through the primary coil

4. (s) inferior in rank or status; "the junior faculty" "a lowly corporal" "petty officialdom" "a subordinate functionary"

5. (s) depending on or incidental to what is original or primary; "a secondary infection"

6. (s) not of major importance; "played a secondary role in world events"

7. (s) belonging to a lower class or rank

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