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Synonyms for primary

Synonyms for primary

not derived from something else

arising from or going to the root or source

marked by the absence of any intervention

Synonyms for primary

a preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen

one of the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing

(astronomy) a celestial body (especially a star) relative to other objects in orbit around it

coil forming the part of an electrical circuit such that changing current in it induces a current in a neighboring circuit

of first rank or importance or value


not derived from or reducible to something else

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most important element

of or being the essential or basic part

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of primary importance


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Option 3: Duchess secondary school on new site; middle schools to close; Branton and Whittingham merge at Whittingham; Felton and Swarland merge at Felton; Seahouses becomes a primary on the middle school site; all other firsts become primaries.
In 2004, Republican rules require states to hold their primary or caucus between the first Monday in February and the third Tuesday in June; Democratic rules permit primaries and caucuses to be held between the first Tuesday in February and the second Tuesday in June, but provide specific exemptions for Iowa and New Hampshire.
With the Democrats preoccupied with White House coffees, Republicans were free to concoct a cock-eyed rush to judgment, encouraging states to cluster their primaries and caucuses in March.
As the primaries' capital bases have grown, both through retained earnings and injections of outside capital, there are relatively fewer deals where the primaries are constrained by capacity.
Option 3: Astley High becomes senior high with federated junior high; Seaton Sluice Middle becomes junior high federated with the senior high; Whytrig Middle closes; Seaton Delaval becomes primary on Whytrig site; other firsts become primaries.
The last two primaries in 1998 and 2000 were run under an open primary system that voters really loved because any voter - regardless of which of the seven political parties they were a member of - could vote for any candidate in any party.
Party leaders have agreed that the state has a major role in structuring and monitoring the election process, including primaries.
California has not been critical in choosing a major party's nominee since 1972, but along with New York and most of the New England states, which have already set their primaries for early March, California will now be among the handful of states whose elections immediately follow the New Hampshire primary and Iowa caucuses in the presidential contests of 2000.
That's an omen of things to come in Republican and Democratic primaries.
The fight is prompted by voter approval in March of a ballot initiative that allows Californians to vote in primaries for any candidate they choose, without regard to either the voter's or candidate's party registration.
Had there been a serious competition for the Democratic nomination, California's primary would have mattered more, especially since Democratic primaries tend to allocate convention delegates in proportion to the vote received by the candidates.
In other Assembly primaries around the Valley, incumbents were running unopposed or against challengers with lesser campaign resources.
5 million registered voters will cast ballots in Tuesday's primaries.
Running low on cash as he nears federal limits on campaign spending in the primaries, GOP presidential front-runner Sen.
The muddled outcome of the early Republican presidential primaries is sparking concern among party figures that the ongoing free-for-all could play right into President Clinton's hands.