What does "Secondary" mean?


(a.) Acting by deputation or delegated authority; as, the work of secondary hands (a.) Dependent or consequent upon another disease; as, Bright's disease is often secondary to scarlet fever. (b) Occuring in the second stage of a disease; as, the secondary symptoms of syphilis (a.) Pertaining to the second joint of the wing of a bird (a.) Possessing some quality, or having been subject to some operation (as substitution), in the second degree; as, a secondary salt, a secondary amine, etc. Cf. primary (a.) Subsequent in origin; -- said of minerals produced by alteertion or deposition subsequent to the formation of the original rocks mass; also of characters of minerals (as secondary cleavage, etc.) developed by pressure or other causes (a.) Suceeding next in order to the first; of second place, origin, rank, rank, etc.; not primary; subordinate; not of the first order or rate (n.) A satellite (n.) A secondary circle (n.) A secondary quill (n.) One who occupies a subordinate, inferior, or auxiliary place; a delegate deputy; one who is second or next to the chief officer; as, the secondary, or undersheriff of the city of London

Synonyms collateral, alternative, high, vicarious, incident, alternate, auxiliary, petty, subordinate, minor, incidental, subsidiary, inferior, lower, junior, tributary, standby, supplementary, lowly, subaltern, indirect, supplemental, secondhand, junior-grade, second-string, low-level, lower-ranking, secondary winding, secondary coil

Example: "Played a secondary role in world events" Example: "The stone will be hauled to a secondary crusher" Example: "A secondary infection"