Definition of 'primary'
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All voters can take part in the primary election. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Businesses and consumers say the smartphone has become the primary device they use to access the internet. Times, Sunday Times (2017)His local primary school was at a loss. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The organisation’s primary concern when devising the scheme was to provide as many computers using as little energy as possible. Computing (2010)We are both 17 and have known one another since primary school. The Sun (2017)The party 's primary contest is expected by many people to produce the next president in the election in May. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It also killed the hepatitis C virus, a common cause of primary liver cancer. The Sun (2016)Your primary aim should always be get away. Survive the Nine to Five - a woman's guide to working well (1989)The primary care group suggested a feasibility study on setting up a practice. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They detail incidents over three years involving both primary and secondary school teachers. The Sun (2010)This brings up one of the primary reasons for not giving credit. Christianity Today (2000)The best way to do this is by having election primaries. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The primary purpose of prison is punishment. The Sun (2013)Primary elections and party caucuses should be abolished. Peril and Promise: A Commentary on America (1990)Where had she been when the primary votes were being counted? Times, Sunday Times (2016)Profit and growth will become the primary objectives. Rural Land-Use Planning in Developed Nations (1989)There was particular concern about primary schools becoming academies. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We are the closest in age and the primary song writers of the band. The Sun (2009)It was like the first day at primary school and a very bad hangover all at once. THE LAST PARTY: Britpop, Blair and the demise of English rock (2003)Another report for the review studied the history of primary education. Times, Sunday Times (2008)My primary school was one of the worst in the country. The Sun (2012)He has also been putting pressure on party leaders to stage a primary election in the autumn. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But the other effect is to make the party primaries the only elections that count. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It was not as straightforward as simply winning the most votes in primaries. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Ofsted is a fine body that continues to play a pivotal role in driving up standards in primary and secondary education. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Surely this should be a primary aim, not a feeble stumbling block? The Residue Report - an action plan for safer food (1988)It also means persuading them to open primary current accounts, those receiving the main monthly pay cheque. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The current primary school week involves four long days from 8.30am to 4.30pm. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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British English: primary /ˈpraɪmərɪ/ ADJECTIVE
You use primary to describe something that is extremely important or most important for someone or something.
The primary source of water in the region is the river.
- American English: primary
- Arabic: أَوَلِيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: primário
- Chinese: 主要的
- Croatian: primaran
- Czech: hlavní
- Danish: primær
- Dutch: primair
- European Spanish: primario
- Finnish: tärkein
- French: primaire
- German: anfänglich
- Greek: πρωτεύων
- Italian: principale
- Japanese: 第一の
- Korean: 주요한
- Norwegian: primær
- Polish: podstawowy
- European Portuguese: primário
- Romanian: principal
- Russian: первоначальный
- Spanish: primario
- Swedish: primär
- Thai: ที่สำคัญที่สุด
- Turkish: ilk
- Ukrainian: перший
- Vietnamese: quan trọng nhất
Definition of primary from the Collins English Dictionary
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