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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

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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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Ever since the Progressive Era, many of those who were dissatisfied with the presidential selection system have wanted to scrap the current system, with its complicated pattern of fifty distinct primaries and caucuses, and replace it with a single national primary.
Nor is it clear that Americans would welcome the possibility of holding three national elections (two national primaries and then a General Election) within the space of three months.
Regional primaries also hold out the hope of forcing candidates to confront the particular, often unique problems that confront each region.
Depending on how many regions are established, regional primaries might also give a huge advantage to early frontrunners and those candidates with ample war chests.
In addition, regional primaries would confer a significant advantage on any candidate who happened to be particularly strong in whatever region went first.
Option 1: Bedlingtonshire High becomes secondary school, possibly on new site; middle schools close; Bedlington West End becomes primary on Meadowdale Middle site; Guide Post Ringway and Mowbray form primary school on Guide Post Middle site; all other firsts become primaries.
Option 2: Bedlingtonshire High becomes secondary school, possibly on new site; middle schools close; Bedlington West End becomes primary on Meadowdale Middle site; Guide Post Ringway and Mowbray form primary school on Guide Post Middle site; Choppington closes and becomes satellite for primary on Guide Post middle site; Bedlington the Station becomes a primary school, with Cambois as satellite; all other firsts become primaries.
Option 1: King Edward VI becomes secondary school; middle schools close; all firsts become primaries.
Option 2: King Edward VI becomes secondary with 14-19 provision on high school site and 11-14 year-olds on Morpeth Chantry and Dr Thomlinson site; middle school close; first schools become primaries.
A lot depends on who emerges as the virtual nominee and dominant force at the convention, assuming the primaries don't produce a clear winner.
The most recent primaries in the two Dakotas and Arizona revealed major fault lines among Republican voters on three important issues: abortion, taxes and trade.
Option 2: Duchess to become secondary on new site; middle schools to close; Whittingham becomes a primary with satellite at Branton; Felton and Swarland merge at Felton; Seahouses becomes a primary school on the middle school site; all other first schools become primaries.
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.
Option 1: Berwick High becomes secondary; middle schools close; Berwick St Mary's merges with Holy Trinity on Berwick Middle site; Lowick becomes a primary with satellite at Holy Island; Horncliffe and Norham merge at Norham; Wooler becomes primary with satellite provision at Milfield; all other first schools become primaries.
Option 2: Berwick High becomes secondary with 11-14 provision at Berwick Middle site; middle schools close; Lowick becomes a primary with satellite at Holy Island; Horncliffe and Norham merge at Norham; Belford and Wooler become primaries on middle school sites; all other firsts become primaries.