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  3  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]: 
  Strata  \Stra"ta\,  n., 
  pl  of  {Stratum}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stratum  \Stra"tum\,  n.;  pl  E.  {Stratums},  L.  {Strata}.  The 
  latter  is  more  common.  [L.,  from  sternere,  stratum,  to 
  spread;  akin  to  Gr  ?  to  spread,  strew.  See  {Strew},  and  cf 
  {Consternation},  {Estrade},  {Prostrate},  {Stratus}, 
  1.  (Geol.)  A  bed  of  earth  or  rock  of  one  kind  formed  by 
  natural  causes,  and  consisting  usually  of  a  series  of 
  layers,  which  form  a  rock  as  it  lies  between  beds  of  other 
  kinds.  Also  used  figuratively. 
  2.  A  bed  or  layer  artificially  made  a  course. 

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