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primary

adjective basal, basic, central, chief, determining, dominant, earliest, elemental, essential, first, formative, fundamental, greatest, important, inaugural, initial, key, leading, main, nascent, necessary, nonpareil, original, overriding, paramount, predominant, preeminent, prime, primus, principal, principalis, prominent, requisite, ruling, secondto none, supereminent, supreme, topmost, transcendent, underlying, unsurpassed, uppermost, utmost, vital
Associated concepts: primary boycott, primary evidence, primary insurance, primary jurisdiction, primary liability, priiary picketing, primary purpose, primary right, primary surety, primary tort feasor

primary

noun ballot, choice, contest, contestation, election, election contest, exclusive competition, exclusive contest, exclusive election, exclusive political competition, exclusive political contest, first competition, first contest, first election, first political competition, first political connest, inaugural competition, inaugural contest, inaugural election, inaugural political competition, inaugural political contest, nomination contest, nominative competition, nominative contest, nominative election, partisan competiiion, partisan contest, partisan election, party competition, party contest, party election, political competition, political contention, political election, political rivalry, poll, selection, vote
Associated concepts: primary evidence, primary responsibility
See also: basic, cardinal, causative, central, critical, crucial, dominant, elementary, essential, fundamental, important, inchoate, incipient, indispensable, inherent, initial, integral, leading, master, material, organic, original, paramount, preliminary, prime, primordial, principal, rudimentary, salient, simple, stellar, substantive, ultimate, underlying, vital

PRIMARY. That which is first or principal; as primary evidence, or that evidence which is to be admitted in the first instance, as distinguished from secondary evidence, which is allowed only when primary evidence cannot be had.
     2. A primary obligation is one which is the principal object of the contract; for example, the primary obligation of the seller is to deliver the thing sold, and to transfer the title to it. It is distinguished from the accessory or secondary obligation to pay damages for not doing so. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 702.

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Compton scatter occurs when a photon from the primary beam deflected from its primary path.
Pelvic x-ray examinations are of particular importance in that the reproductive organs of patients are either in the primary beam or in close proximity to it.
The primary beam intensity produces a melted image that faithfully reproduces the beam dimensions.
The need is therefore for more brilliant laboratory sources: besides the use of more powerful x-ray generators, the primary beam flux can be increased by means of last-generation optical devices such as multilayer mirrors (a.
In diagnostic radiography, scatter radiation occurs when primary beam photons interact with an object, such as the patient.
40], was calculated from the intensities of the (040) reflection of [Alpha]-PP, obtained from measurements with three different directions of the primary beam [in FD, against FD, normal to FD (15, 17, 18)].
Gas scattering of the primary beam is the single most important difference between performing x-ray spectrometry with the conventional low pressure (i.
In other words, if the primary beam is pointed directly at an individual, the radiation will penetrate the lead apron to a greater or lesser extent, depending on the thickness of the lead.
One way is by alternating between the pulsed primary beam and a high-current-density DC beam to advance the analytic surface of the sample.
As the primary beam crosses the edge, more and more of the emitted electrons come from the lower surface, and many of these are reabsorbed by the wall.
Beam cutoff can be defined as the unintended absorption of the primary beam from a grid device when the beam angle, centering or focal distance is incorrect.
Alshor Plus systems were used in the VIP areas to support primary beams, and Rapidshor steel shoring was used to support an internal long span bridge made from concrete and steel.