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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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Overall, primary cases exceeded the old and secondary cases.
Data were collected on 250 persons (55 primary cases, 5 secondary cases, and 190 control subjects).
The average of the annual rates for these outcomes were very low, ranging from less than one case per 10,000 person-years (emphysema) to less than 2 cases per 10,000 person-years (chronic bronchitis and CAO) when estimated using the primary case definition (Table 3).
The other susceptible contacts included other hostel-mates, hostel housekeeping staff, students residing in the boys' hostel, nursing staff, hospital staff and the labor force; all of them were asymptomatic during the incubation period following the primary case.
Slater's conceptual framework fails to account for the contemporary politics of the largest country in the region, and one of the book's primary case studies.
Hukkinen's primary case study describes the bitter dispute between three Saami herding brothers fighting with a government lumbering enterprise supported by the fourth Saami brother, a lumberjack.
The question list contained the following questions: 1) Describe the setting in which you work: 2) Describe the patients on your primary case load: 3) Are you familiar with Quality of Life Measures?
500 (1992), the primary case on which Defendants rely for their preemption claim, reserved the question whether sovereign immunity could be extended to non-governmental employees, id.
Number of primary dengue cases was highest in September (41) in 2005, in October (11) in 2006, and in 2007, only one primary case (out of 16 cases) was found in November.
Now we're waiting for the primary case to start, but this is still going to take some time.
of Oregon School of Law) present primary case law and other legal materials from Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas that interpret treaties, constitutions, and human rights legislation in terms of environmental imperatives.