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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Secondary  \Sec"ond*a*ry\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  secondaire  L.  secundaire 
  See  {Second},  a.] 
  1.  Suceeding  next  in  order  to  the  first  of  second  place 
  origin,  rank,  rank,  etc.;  not  primary;  subordinate;  not  of 
  the  first  order  or  rate. 
  Wheresoever  there  is  normal  right  on  the  one  hand, 
  no  secondary  right  can  discharge  it  --L'Estrange. 
  Two  are  the  radical  differences;  the  secondary 
  differences  are  as  four  --Bacon. 
  2.  Acting  by  deputation  or  delegated  authority;  as  the  work 
  of  secondary  hands. 
  3.  (Chem.)  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 
  4.  (Min.)  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. 
  5.  (Zo["o]l.)  Pertaining  to  the  second  joint  of  the  wing  of  a 
  6.  (Med.)  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. 
  {Secondary  accent}.  See  the  Note  under  {Accent},  n.,  1. 
  {Secondary  age}.  (Geol.)  The  Mesozoic  age,  or  age  before  the 
  Tertiary.  See  {Mesozoic},  and  Note  under  {Age},  n.,  8. 
  {Secondary  alcohol}  (Chem.),  any  one  of  a  series  of  alcohols 
  which  contain  the  radical  {CH.OH}  united  with  two 
  hydrocarbon  radicals.  On  oxidation  the  secondary  alcohols 
  form  ketones. 
  {Secondary  amputation}  (Surg.),  an  amputation  for  injury, 
  performed  after  the  constitutional  effects  of  the  injury 
  have  subsided. 
  {Secondary  axis}  (Opt.),  any  line  which  passes  through  the 
  optical  center  of  a  lens  but  not  through  the  centers  of 
  curvature,  or  in  the  case  of  a  mirror,  which  passes 
  through  the  center  of  curvature  but  not  through  the  center 
  of  the  mirror. 
  {Secondary  battery}.  (Elec.)  See  under  {Battery},  n.,  4. 
  {Secondary  circle}  (Geom.  &  Astron.),  a  great  circle  passes 
  through  the  poles  of  another  great  circle  and  is  therefore 
  perpendicular  to  its  plane. 
  {Secondary  circuit},  {Secondary  coil}  (Elec.),  a  circuit  or 
  coil  in  which  a  current  is  produced  by  the  induction  of  a 
  current  in  a  neighboring  circuit  or  coil  called  the 
  primary  circuit  or  coil. 
  {Secondary  color},  a  color  formed  by  mixing  any  two  primary 
  colors  in  equal  proportions. 
  {Secondary  coverts}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  longer  coverts  which 
  overlie  the  basal  part  of  the  secondary  quills  of  a  bird. 
  See  Illust.  under  {Bird}. 
  {Secondary  crystal}  (Min.),  a  crystal  derived  from  one  of  the 
  primary  forms. 
  {Secondary  current}  (Elec.),  a  momentary  current  induced  in  a 
  closed  circuit  by  a  current  of  electricity  passing  through 
  the  same  or  a  contiguous  circuit  at  the  beginning  and  also 
  at  the  end  of  the  passage  of  the  primary  current. 
  {Secondary  evidence},  that  which  is  admitted  upon  failure  to 
  obtain  the  primary  or  best  evidence. 
  {Secondary  fever}  (Med.),  a  fever  coming  on  in  a  disease 
  after  the  subsidence  of  the  fever  with  which  the  disease 
  began,  as  the  fever  which  attends  the  outbreak  of  the 
  eruption  in  smallpox. 
  {Secondary  hemorrhage}  (Med.),  hemorrhage  occuring  from  a 
  wounded  blood  vessel  at  some  considerable  time  after  the 
  original  bleeding  has  ceased. 
  {Secondary  planet}.  (Astron.)  See  the  Note  under  {Planet}. 
  {Secondary  qualities},  those  qualities  of  bodies  which  are 
  not  inseparable  from  them  as  such  but  are  dependent  for 
  their  development  and  intensity  on  the  organism  of  the 
  percipient,  such  as  color,  taste,  odor,  etc 
  {Secondary  quills}  or  {remiges}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  quill 
  feathers  arising  from  the  forearm  of  a  bird  and  forming  a 
  row  continuous  with  the  primaries;  --  called  also 
  {secondaries}.  See  Illust.  of  {Bird}. 
  {Secondary  rocks}  or  {strata}  (Geol.),  those  lying  between 
  the  Primary,  or  Paleozoic,  and  Tertiary  (see  {Primary 
  rocks},  under  {Primary});  --  later  restricted  to  strata  of 
  the  Mesozoic  age,  and  at  but  little  used 
  {Secondary  syphilis}  (Med.),  the  second  stage  of  syphilis, 
  including  the  period  from  the  first  development  of 
  constitutional  symptoms  to  the  time  when  the  bones  and  the 
  internal  organs  become  involved. 
  {Secondary  tint},  any  subdued  tint,  as  gray. 
  {Secondary  union}  (Surg.),  the  union  of  wounds  after 
  suppuration;  union  by  the  second  intention. 
  Syn:  Second  second-rate;  subordinate;  inferior. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Secondary  \Sec"ond*a*ry\,  n.;  pl  {Secondaries}. 
  1.  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. 
  Old  Escalus  .  .  .  is  thy  secondary.  --Shak. 
  2.  (Astron.) 
  a  A  secondary  circle. 
  b  A  satellite. 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  secondary  quill. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Reptilian  \Rep*til"i*an\  (-an),  a. 
  Belonging  to  the  reptiles. 
  {Reptilian  age}  (Geol.),  that  part  of  geological  time 
  comprising  the  Triassic,  Jurassic,  and  Cretaceous  periods, 
  and  distinguished  as  that  era  in  which  the  class  of 
  reptiles  attained  its  highest  expansion;  --  called  also 
  the  {Secondary}  or  {Mezozoic}  age. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Use  \Use\,  n.  [OE.  us  use  usage,  L.  usus,  from  uti,  p.  p.  usus, 
  to  use  See  {Use},  v.  t.] 
  1.  The  act  of  employing  anything  or  of  applying  it  to  one's 
  service;  the  state  of  being  so  employed  or  applied; 
  application;  employment;  conversion  to  some  purpose;  as 
  the  use  of  a  pen  in  writing;  his  machines  are  in  general 
  Books  can  never  teach  the  use  of  books.  --Bacon. 
  This  Davy  serves  you  for  good  uses.  --Shak. 
  When  he  framed  All  things  to  man's  delightful  use 
  2.  Occasion  or  need  to  employ;  necessity;  as  to  have  no 
  further  use  for  a  book.  --Shak. 
  3.  Yielding  of  service;  advantage  derived;  capability  of 
  being  used  usefulness;  utility. 
  God  made  two  great  lights,  great  for  their  use  To 
  man.  --Milton. 
  'T  is  use  alone  that  sanctifies  expense.  --Pope. 
  4.  Continued  or  repeated  practice;  customary  employment; 
  usage;  custom;  manner;  habit. 
  Let  later  age  that  noble  use  envy.  --Spenser. 
  How  weary,  stale,  flat  and  unprofitable,  Seem  to  me 
  all  the  uses  of  this  world!  --Shak. 
  5.  Common  occurrence;  ordinary  experience.  [R.] 
  O  C[ae]sar!  these  things  are  beyond  all  use  --Shak. 
  6.  (Eccl.)  The  special  form  of  ritual  adopted  for  use  in  any 
  diocese;  as  the  Sarum,  or  Canterbury,  use  the  Hereford 
  use  the  York  use  the  Roman  use  etc 
  From  henceforth  all  the  whole  realm  shall  have  but 
  one  use  --Pref.  to 
  Book  of  Common 
  7.  The  premium  paid  for  the  possession  and  employment  of 
  borrowed  money;  interest;  usury.  [Obs.] 
  Thou  art  more  obliged  to  pay  duty  and  tribute,  use 
  and  principal,  to  him  --Jer.  Taylor. 
  8.  [In  this  sense  probably  a  corruption  of  OF  oes,  fr  L. 
  opus  need  business,  employment,  work  Cf  {Operate}.] 
  (Law)  The  benefit  or  profit  of  lands  and  tenements.  Use 
  imports  a  trust  and  confidence  reposed  in  a  man  for  the 
  holding  of  lands.  He  to  whose  use  or  benefit  the  trust  is 
  intended  shall  enjoy  the  profits.  An  estate  is  granted  and 
  limited  to  A  for  the  use  of  B. 
  9.  (Forging)  A  stab  of  iron  welded  to  the  side  of  a  forging, 
  as  a  shaft,  near  the  end  and  afterward  drawn  down  by 
  hammering,  so  as  to  lengthen  the  forging. 
  {Contingent},  or  {Springing},  {use}  (Law),  a  use  to  come  into 
  operation  on  a  future  uncertain  event. 
  {In  use}. 
  a  In  employment;  in  customary  practice  observance. 
  b  In  heat;  --  said  especially  of  mares.  --J.  H.  Walsh. 
  {Of  no  use},  useless;  of  no  advantage. 
  {Of  use},  useful;  of  advantage;  profitable. 
  {Out  of  use},  not  in  employment. 
  {Resulting  use}  (Law),  a  use  which  being  limited  by  the 
  deed,  expires  or  can  not  vest,  and  results  or  returns  to 
  him  who  raised  it  after  such  expiration. 
  {Secondary},  or  {Shifting},  {use},  a  use  which  though 
  executed,  may  change  from  one  to  another  by  circumstances. 
  {Statute  of  uses}  (Eng.  Law),  the  stat.  27  Henry  VIII.,  cap. 
  10,  which  transfers  uses  into  possession,  or  which  unites 
  the  use  and  possession. 
  {To  make  use  of},  {To  put  to  use},  to  employ;  to  derive 
  service  from  to  use 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  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"  [ant:  {primary}] 
  2:  of  the  stage  of  education  and  schools  preceding  collegiate; 
  "secondary  school";  "high  school"  [syn:  {secondary(a)},  {high}] 
  [ant:  {elementary(a)},  {intermediate(a)}] 
  3:  inferior  in  rank  or  status;  "the  junior  faculty";  "a  lowly 
  corporal";  "petty  officialdom";  "a  subordinate 
  functionary"  [syn:  {junior-grade},  {inferior},  {lower},  {lower-ranking}, 
  {lowly},  {petty(a)},  {subaltern},  {subordinate}] 
  4:  depending  on  or  incidental  to  what  is  original  or  primary; 
  "a  secondary  infection" 
  5:  not  of  major  importance;  "played  a  secondary  role  in  world 
  6:  belonging  to  a  lower  class  or  rank 
  n  1:  the  defensive  football  players  who  line  up  behind  the 
  2:  current  is  induced  in  the  secondary  coil  by  passing  a 
  current  through  the  primary  coil  [syn:  {secondary  coil},  {secondary 

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