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Main Entry: 1pri·ma·ry
Pronunciation: pr-mer-, prm-(-)r
Function: adjective 1: first in time or development : INITIAL, PRIMITIVE <the primary stage of a civilization> 2 a: of first rank, importance, or value <our primary duties> b: 1BASIC 1, fundamental <the family is the primary unit of human association> c: of, relating to, or being one of the principal flight feathers of a bird's wing located on the outer joint d: of, relating to, or being the strongest of three levels of stress in pronunciation 3 a: not made or coming from something else : FIRSTHAND <a primary source of information> b: of, relating to, or being the current or circuit that is connected to the source of electricity in an induction coil or transformer