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"secondary" in British English

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secondaryadjective

uk   /ˈsek.ən.dri/  us   /ˈsek.ən.der.i/
secondarily
adverb uk   /ˌsek.ənˈdeə.rəl.i/  us   /ˌsek.ənˈder.əl.i/
(Definition of secondary from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"secondary" in American English

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secondaryadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈsek·ənˌder·i/
less important than related things: A coach’s first responsibility is to the team – everything else is secondary.
relating to the education of children approximately between the ages of 12 and 18: The secondary curriculum will have to be drastically improved.
developing from something similar that existed earlier: Someone who’s been treated for cancer can get a secondary tumor 20 years later.
(Definition of secondary from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"secondary" in Business English

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secondaryadjective

uk   us   /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.
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“secondary” in Business English

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