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stemming from an original source

one belonging to a lower class or rank

Synonyms for secondary

the defensive football players who line up behind the linemen

coil such that current is induced in it by passing a current through the primary coil

being of second rank or importance or value

inferior in rank or status

depending on or incidental to what is original or primary

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not of major importance

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belonging to a lower class or rank

References in classic literature ?
Of secondary substances, the species is more truly substance than the genus, being more nearly related to primary substance.
What I was most concerned in, of course, was the rescuing of Dejah Thoris--I wished to take her from the palace of Salensus Oll, if such a thing were possible; but whether it were accomplished before or after the mock marriage was a matter of secondary import.
The argument is secondary, the finish of the verses is primary.
Neglecting here the originalities, of secondary importance in old Paris, and the capricious regulations regarding the public highways, we will say, from a general point of view, taking only masses and the whole group, in this chaos of communal jurisdictions, that the island belonged to the bishop, the right bank to the provost of the merchants, the left bank to the Rector; over all ruled the provost of Paris, a royal not a municipal official.
Even had there been no mother-rival, she would still have refused to accept an interest in herself that was secondary to philosophic interests.
It is much better for the writer, as a rule, to content himself with the bare statement of events; and we shall take this line with regard to the catastrophe recorded above, and shall state the remaining events connected with the general's trouble shortly, because we feel that we have already given to this secondary character in our story more attention than we originally intended.
The crowd divided itself into an outer circle of critics, advisers, and secondary characters, who had played undistinguished parts or no parts at all in the affair, and a central group of heated and distressed principals.
Hence we have a secondary aim, that of preparing our members as much as possible to reform their hearts, to purify and enlighten their minds, by means handed on to us by tradition from those who have striven to attain this mystery, and thereby to render them capable of receiving it.
107] PERHAPS no age of literature, certainly no age of literature in England, has been so rich as ours in excellent secondary poetry; and it is with our poetry (in a measure) as with our architecture, constrained by the nature of the case to be imitative.
Her head was thrown back, all the silent passion of the inexpressible, the hidden secondary forces of nature, was blazing out of her eyes, pleading with him in the broken music of her tone.
I love to think of the success of Berande," he said; "but that is secondary.
I find it, however, so transcendently stimulating and clarifying to the mind that its secondary action is a matter of small moment.
In their turn, again, these rings of cosmical matter, excited by a rotary motion about the central mass, would have been broken up and decomposed into secondary nebulosities, that is to say, into planets.
The rule applies very strongly in the case of secondary sexual characters, when displayed in any unusual manner.
But with secondary characters the principles of emphasis and proportion generally forbid very distinct individualization; and sometimes, especially in comedy