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secondary

adjective
 
 
/ˈsekəndəri/
less important than related things: a secondary consideration/factor/objective Annual reported earnings are often seen as being of only secondary importance.
PRODUCTION developed from something similar that existed earlier: They are the single largest provider of aluminium and its secondary products.
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET used to describe the trading of existing bonds, shares, etc. rather than new ones: Mortgage securities were mixed in secondary trading. →  Compare primary
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