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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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Using the more specific case definitions of CAO resulted in a reversal in the downward trend observed for the primary case definition, although the linear trends were not statistically significant (p [greater than or equal to] .
Within the 9 primary cases, a diagnosis of primary lung adenocarcinoma had been favored in 8 cases on the FSH&E alone, with a confidence rating from 55% to 90% (mean, 68%) and 1 case assessed at only 50% (ie, uncertain as to whether primary or metastatic).
Berger (1996) identified five case management models, three of which disease management programs use: primary case management, medical case management, and social case management.
The report used the Valley as its primary case study, calling it ``the archetype of midopolis,'' a term used to describe older suburbs that are becoming increasingly urban.
Equally disappointing, despite the distinction that Yalof makes between the rich data sources employed in the twenty-eight primary case studies and the more cursory information used for the four most recent nominations, there did not seem to be a significant difference in the analytic depth of the nomination accounts or, indeed, in how they were told.
Intriguingly, Dobel uses the main character George Smiley from John Le Carre's spy novels as his primary case study for this chapter.
Now, with parent company Thomasville as its primary case goods supplier, Highland House is able to expand its Cotswold Cottage line into formal dining, casual dining and bedroom.
After the Primary Case was decided and had become final, the Three issued a writ of prohibition against the Court of Five (except the dissenting justice, who, of course, was one of the Three), in which: (1) the Three redecided the confidentiality issue, holding that judges were not entitled to confidentiality during judicial review proceedings in which they challenge the Commission's jurisdiction; (2) the Three stopped the ongoing investigation into the Nevada Supreme Court and the Attorney General's office; and (3) the Three ordered the members of the supreme court panel, which decided the Primary Case, "to cease and desist from any further action" in the Primary Case, including the filing of any documents in that case.
The intervention might also have been more cost-effective had it been implemented in an urban area, where the number of secondary infections prevented might have been greater for each primary case.
Closed-ended questions do not allow jurors to tell what they think about the primary case issues.
The impact remains a part of the primary case we filed on July 6, 2012, for $30.
section])Assumed number of additional secondary transmissions occurring in the United States per primary case based on the range of experience from the outbreak: 1 imported case to the United States resulted in 2 secondary infections, and several case-patients have been treated without any secondary infections (7).