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primary

adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˈprɑɪ·mer·i, -mə·ri/

primary adjective [not gradable] (MOST IMPORTANT)

more important than anything else; main: The primary goal of the space flight was to recover a satellite.

primary adjective [not gradable] (IN EDUCATION)

relating to the first part of a child’s education: the primary grades

primary adjective [not gradable] (EARLIEST)

happening first: the primary stages of development

primary

noun [C]  us   /ˈprɑɪ·mer·i, -mə·ri/

primary noun [C] (ELECTION)

politics & government an election in which people who belong to a political party choose who will represent that party in an election for political office
Translations of “primary”
in Korean 주된, 주요한…
in Arabic أساسي…
in Portuguese primordial…
in Catalan principal…
in Japanese 最も重要な, 主要な…
in Italian principale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 最重要的, 首要的, 主要的…
in Russian основной, главный…
in Turkish ana, temel, asıl…
in Chinese (Simplified) 最重要的, 首要的, 主要的…
in Polish podstawowy…
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