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'secondary' - used as an adjective
1. being of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate
the stone will be hauled to a secondary crusher
a secondary source
a secondary issue
secondary streams
2. inferior in rank or status
3. depending on or incidental to what is original or primary
a secondary infection
4. not of major importance
played a secondary role in world events
5. belonging to a lower class or rank

'secondary' - used as a noun
6. the defensive football players who line up behind the linemen
7. coil such that current is induced in it by passing a current through the primary coil
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