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Main Entry: 1sec·ond·ary
Pronunciation: primarystresssek-schwan-secondarystressder-emacron
Function: adjective
1 a : of second rank, importance, or value <secondary considerations> b : of, relating to, or being the second strongest of the three or four levels of stress <the last syllable of "refrigerate" has secondary stress>
2 a : coming from something original or basic b : of, relating to, or being the current created by a change in the primary current or the circuit of the created current in an induction coil or transformer <a secondary coil> <secondary voltage>
3 a : of, relating to, or being a second rank or grade in a series b : of or relating to a secondary school
- sec·ond·ari·ly /secondarystresssek-schwan-primarystressder-schwa-lemacron/ adverb

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