primary - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
adjective [usually before noun] 

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/ˈpraɪməri/
  1. 1
    most important

    Dealing with crime is our primary concern.

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  2. 2
    relating to the education of children between the ages of about five and eleven

    a primary teacher

    primary education

  3. 3
    coming or happening before other things

    primary sources of information