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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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This study showed a very weak individual correlation between active caries disease in the primary dentition at three and six years of age and active caries disease at 19 years of age (Table 3).
The correlations between active caries disease in the primary dentition and active caries disease at 19 years of age were very low at an individual level.
Assessing risk indicators for dental caries in the primary dentition.
Though Andreasen stated that trauma to the primary dentition is usually confined to the supporting structures [Andreassen and Andreassen, 1994] Holan contradicted that it may apply to the primary incisors and not molars [Holan, 1997].
Li Y, Navia JM, Bian JY: Prevalence and distribution of developmental enamel defects in primary dentition of Chinese children 3-5 years old.
Developmental enamel defects of the primary dentition in a group of Californian children.
Table 2 shows the data for each of the seven oral conditions in boys and girls with primary dentition.
Children with primary dentition showed significantly more dental caries, children with mixed dentition showed more gingivitis and children with permanent dentition also showed more gingivitis and malocclusion.
Electronic apex locator: a useful tool for root canal treatment in the primary dentition.
It is possible that by eliminating pathogenic microflora during the primary dentition phase via early extraction of all involved/ affected teeth plus daily local, mechanical, chemical control of irritant factors damage to the permanent dentition can be prevented in pre-pubertal periodontitis.
Caries experience in the primary dentition among French 6-year-olds between 1991 and 2000.