Secondary


Secondary
Reptilian Rep*til"i*an (-an), a. Belonging to the reptiles. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


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  • Secondary — Sec ond*a*ry, a. [Cf. F. secondaire, L. secundaire. See {Second}, a.] 1. Succeeding next in order to the first; of second place, origin, rank, etc.; not primary; subordinate; not of the first order or rate. [1913 Webster] Wheresoever there is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Secondary — is an adjective meaning second or second hand . It may refer to: * Secondary education * A secondary consumer in an ecological sense * Secondary dominant, in music * Secondary, in American football and Canadian football, the group of (usually at… …   Wikipedia

  • Secondary — Sec ond*a*ry, n.; pl. {Secondaries}. 1. One who occupies a subordinate, inferior, or auxiliary place; a delegate or deputy; one who is second or next to the chief officer; as, the secondary, or undersheriff of the city of London. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • secondary — I. adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. of second rank, importance, or value b. of, relating to, or constituting the second strongest of the three or four degrees of stress recognized by most linguists < the fourth syllable of basketball team… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • secondary — low level low level adj. 1. weak; not intense; as, low level radiation. [WordNet 1.5] 2. lower in rank or importance. [Narrower terms: {adjunct, assistant}; {associate(prenominal) ; {buck ; {deputy(prenominal), proxy(prenominal) ; {subject,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Secondary education — is the stage of education following primary education. Secondary education includes the final stage of compulsory education and in many countries it is entirely compulsory. The next stage of education is usually college or university. Secondary… …   Wikipedia

  • Secondary education in Japan — is split into middle schools (中学校 chūgakkō ) which cover the seventh through ninth years, and high schools (高等学校 kōtōgakkō , abbreviated to 高校 kōkō ) which mostly cover years ten through twelve. Attendance in upper secondary school is not… …   Wikipedia

  • Secondary accent — Secondary Sec ond*a*ry, a. [Cf. F. secondaire, L. secundaire. See {Second}, a.] 1. Succeeding next in order to the first; of second place, origin, rank, etc.; not primary; subordinate; not of the first order or rate. [1913 Webster] Wheresoever… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Secondary age — Secondary Sec ond*a*ry, a. [Cf. F. secondaire, L. secundaire. See {Second}, a.] 1. Succeeding next in order to the first; of second place, origin, rank, etc.; not primary; subordinate; not of the first order or rate. [1913 Webster] Wheresoever… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Secondary alcohol — Secondary Sec ond*a*ry, a. [Cf. F. secondaire, L. secundaire. See {Second}, a.] 1. Succeeding next in order to the first; of second place, origin, rank, etc.; not primary; subordinate; not of the first order or rate. [1913 Webster] Wheresoever… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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