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secondary

  

      adj  
1    one grade or step after the first; not primary  
2    derived from or depending on what is primary, original, or first  
a secondary source     
3    below the first in rank, importance, etc.; not of major importance  
4    prenominal   of or relating to the education of young people between the ages of 11 and 18  
secondary education     
5    (of the flight feathers of a bird's wing) growing from the ulna  
6   
a    being the part of an electric circuit, such as a transformer or induction coil, in which a current is induced by a changing current in a neighbouring coil  
a secondary coil     
b    (of a current) flowing in such a circuit  
   Compare       primary       7  
7    (of an industry) involving the manufacture of goods from raw materials  
   Compare       primary       8b       tertiary       2  
8      (Geology)   (of minerals) formed by the alteration of pre-existing minerals  
9      (Chem)  
a    (of an organic compound) having a functional group attached to a carbon atom that is attached to one hydrogen atom and two other groups  
b    (of an amine) having only two organic groups attached to a nitrogen atom; containing the group NH  
c    (of a salt) derived from a tribasic acid by replacement of two acidic hydrogen atoms with metal atoms or electropositive groups  
10      (Linguistics)  
a    derived from a word that is itself a derivation from another word. Thus, lovably comes from lovable and is a secondary derivative from love  
b       (of a tense in Latin, Greek, or Sanskrit) another word for       historic       3  
      n   pl   , -aries  
11    a person or thing that is secondary  
12    a subordinate, deputy, or inferior  
13    a secondary coil, winding, inductance, or current in an electric circuit  
14      (Ornithol)   any of the flight feathers that grow from the ulna of a bird's wing  
   See       primary       6  
15      (Astronomy)   a celestial body that orbits around a specified primary body  
the moon is the secondary of the earth     
16      (Med)   a cancerous growth in some part of the body away from the site of the original tumour  
17      (American football)  
a    usually preceded by: the   cornerbacks and safeties collectively  
b    their area in the field  
18       short for       secondary colour  
  secondarily      adv  
  secondariness      n  


Certificate of Secondary Education  
      n      See       CSE  
General Certificate of Secondary Education  
      n      See       GCSE  
secondary accent   , stress  
      n     (Phonetics)   (in a system of transcribing utterances recognizing three levels of stress) the accent on a syllable of a word or breath group that is weaker than the primary accent but stronger than the lack of stress  
in the word ``agriculture'' the secondary accent falls on the third syllable         Compare       primary accent  
secondary cell  
      n   an electric cell that can be recharged and can therefore be used to store electrical energy in the form of chemical energy  
   See also       accumulator       1  
  
Compare  
    primary cell  
secondary colour  
      n   a colour formed by mixing two primary colours,   (Sometimes shortened to)    secondary  
secondary emission  
      n     (Physics)   the emission of electrons (secondary electrons) from a solid as a result of bombardment with a beam of electrons, ions, or metastable atoms: used in electron multipliers  
secondary modern school  
      n     (Brit)   (formerly) a secondary school offering a more technical or practical and less academic education than a grammar school  
secondary picketing  
      n   the picketing by strikers of a place of work that supplies goods to or distributes goods from their employer  
  secondary picket      n  
secondary processes  
      pl n     (Psychoanal)   the logical conscious type of mental functioning, guided by external reality  
   Compare       primary processes  
secondary qualities  
      pl n   (in empiricist philosophy) those properties of objects that are explained in terms of the primary properties of their parts, such as heat in terms of the motion of molecules  
secondary school  
      n   a school for young people, usually between the ages of 11 and 18  
secondary sexual characteristic  
      n   any of various features distinguishing individuals of different sex but not directly concerned in reproduction. Examples are the antlers of a stag and the beard of a man  
secondary stress  
      n      another term for       secondary accent  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
Interhospital transport between two hospitals
n.
a portmanteau of 'employer' and 'voyeurism'. signifies the act of searching for an employer or the practice of an employer when looking to fill positions. The term places an emphasis on the secretive connotation of the word 'voyeur', denoting a clandestine and thus superior form of employment search
[Tech.] Ex.: Employerism is what one must engage in, if one wishes to embark upon a more productive job hunt!
n.
the skillful art of eyeing and identifying employment arrangements, by either job seekers or the publishers of staffing vacancies.
[Bus.] Ex.: Jack was adept at employerism and thus was able to fill most of the job openings in his department in a relatively short period of time.

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