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adjective secondary pronunciation in British English /ˈsekənd(ə)ri/
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  1. 1
    relating to the education of children between the ages of 11 and 16 or 18
    primary and secondary education
    secondary teachers/pupils
  2. 2
    less important than something else
    His feelings in the matter are of secondary importance.
    He only played a secondary role.
    secondary to: The colour of the car is secondary to its quality and price.
  3. 3
    happening after something else, or as a result of it
    a secondary infection
    1. a.
      added later
      secondary glazing
    2. b.
      connected to something, but not directly
      Books written in the present day by historians are secondary sources.
    See also primary1

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