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adjective [usually before noun]     primary pronunciation in American English
  1. 1
    most important

    Dealing with crime is our primary concern.

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  2. 2
    coming or happening before other things

    primary sources of information

  3. 3
    mainly British relating to the education of children between the ages of about five and eleven

    a primary teacher

    primary education


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the act or practice of telling the future using random items such as playing cards

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