Webster 1913 Edition
Succeeding next in order to the first; of second place, origin, rank, etc.; not primary; subordinate; not of the first order or rate.
Wheresoever there is moral right on the one hand, no
secondaryright can discharge it.
Two are the radical differences; the
secondarydifferences are as four.
Acting by deputation or delegated authority;
as, the work of.
Possessing some quality, or having been subject to some operation (as substitution), in the second degree;
Subsequent in origin; – said of minerals produced by alteration or deposition subsequent to the formation of the original rock mass; also of characters of minerals (as
secondarycleavage, etc.) developed by pressure or other causes.
Pertaining to the second joint of the wing of a bird.
Dependent or consequent upon another disease;
as, Bright's disease is often.
secondaryto scarlet fever
Occurring in the second stage of a disease;
secondarysymptoms of syphilis
See the Note under–
any one of a series of alcohols which contain the radical–
CH.OHunited with two hydrocarbon radicals. On oxidation the secondary alcohols form ketones.
an amputation for injury, performed after the constitutional effects of the injury have subsided.–
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.–
(Geom. & Astron.),
a great circle that passes through the poles of another great circle and is therefore perpendicular to its plane.–
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.–
a color formed by mixing any two primary colors in equal proportions.–
the longer coverts which overlie the basal part of the secondary quills of a bird. See Illust. under–
a crystal derived from one of the primary forms.–
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.–
that which is admitted upon failure to obtain the primary or best evidence.–
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.–
hemorrhage occuring from a wounded blood vessel at some considerable time after the original bleeding has ceased.–
See the Note under–
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.–
the quill feathers arising from the forearm of a bird and forming a row continuous with the primaries; – called also–
secondaries. See Illust. of
those lying between the Primary, or Paleozoic, and Tertiary (see–
Primary rocks, under
Primary); – later restricted to strata of the Mesozoic age, and at present but little used.
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.–
any subdued tint, as gray.–
the union of wounds after suppuration; union by the second intention.
Syn. – Second; second-rate; subordinate; inferior.
One who occupies a subordinate, inferior, or auxiliary place; a delegate or deputy; one who is second or next to the chief officer;
secondary, or undersheriff of the city of London
Old Escalus . . . is thy
A secondary circle.
A secondary quill.
Webster 1828 Edition
1. Succeeding next in order to the first; subordinate.
Where there is moral right on the one hand, not secondary right can discharge it.