Synonyms for secondary

Synonyms for (noun) secondary

Synonyms: secondary, secondary coil, secondary winding

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

Similar words: coil

Definition: reactor consisting of a spiral of insulated wire that introduces inductance into a circuit


Synonyms: secondary

Definition: the defensive football players who line up behind the linemen

Similar words: formation

Definition: an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit

Usage: a defensive formation; a formation of planes

Synonyms for (adjective) secondary

Synonyms: secondary

Definition: belonging to a lower class or rank

Similar words: subordinate, low-level

Definition: lower in rank or importance


Synonyms: secondary

Definition: not of major importance

Usage: played a secondary role in world events

Similar words: minor

Definition: of lesser importance or stature or rank

Usage: a minor poet; had a minor part in the play; a minor official; many of these hardy adventurers were minor noblemen; minor back roads


Synonyms: secondary

Definition: being of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate

Usage: the stone will be hauled to a secondary crusher; a secondary source; a secondary issue; secondary streams

Similar words: alternate, alternative, substitute

Definition: serving or used in place of another

Usage: an alternative plan


Similar words: subsidiary, supplemental, supplementary, auxiliary

Definition: functioning in a supporting capacity

Usage: the main library and its auxiliary branches


Similar words: collateral

Definition: accompany, concomitant

Usage: collateral target damage from a bombing run


Similar words: indirect

Definition: not as a direct effect or consequence

Usage: indirect benefits; an indirect advantage


Similar words: secondhand

Definition: derived from what is primary or original; not firsthand

Usage: a secondhand report; a secondhand account of a memory of something once read; most of our knowledge is secondhand


Similar words: second-string

Definition: being a replacement or substitute for a regular member of a team

Usage: a second-string pitcher


Similar words: standby

Definition: ready for emergency use

Usage: a standby generator; a standby crew


Similar words: thirdhand

Definition: derived from what is primary or original by two intermediate steps

Usage: a thirdhand report


Similar words: tributary

Definition: (of a stream) flowing into a larger stream


Similar words: substitute, utility

Definition: capable of substituting in any of several positions on a team

Usage: a utility infielder


Similar words: vicarious

Definition: experienced at secondhand

Usage: read about mountain climbing and felt vicarious excitement


Synonyms: secondary

Definition: depending on or incidental to what is original or primary

Usage: a secondary infection

Similar words: incident, incidental

Definition: (sometimes followed by `to') minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature or occurring as a chance concomitant or consequence

Usage: incidental expenses; the road will bring other incidental advantages; extra duties incidental to the job; labor problems incidental to a rapid expansion; confusion incidental to a quick change


Synonyms: junior-grade, lower-ranking, lowly, subaltern, secondary, petty

Definition: inferior in rank or status

Usage: the junior faculty; a lowly corporal; petty officialdom; a subordinate functionary

Similar words: junior

Definition: younger; lower in rank; shorter in length of tenure or service