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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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Preservation of teeth during primary dentition period, even with uncertain prognosis, appears crucial for maintenance of the Dental arch.
Many observational studies relating to the spacing and occlusion of the primary dentition have confirmed that the occlusal characteristics vary among populations and ethnic groups.
The present study offers a profile of malocclusion in the primary dentition.
Occlusion of primary dentition in preschool children of Chennai and Hyderabad: A comparative study.
They ignore or undervalue that the maintenance of a primary dentition in good function maintains the space for the eruption of the permanent teeth and decreases some of the risk of caries in the permanent dentition.
Therefore, primary dentition is a better term, she said.
Warren (20) studying the association between the duration of nutritive and NNS behaviors and various occlusal characteristics in the primary dentition found that prolonged pacifier habits resulted in changes to the dental arches and occlusal parameters.
This guide covers the myths and management methods specific to children, including diagnosis, treatment planning, managing toothache, using a caries prevention tool kit, creating intracoronal restorations for posterior primary teeth, using preformed crowns, performing pulp therapy in primary dentition, avoiding extraction of carious anterior primary teeth, and using a dental dam with young children.
Dental infections are common in the general population, with a prevalence of more than 40% by age 6 years in the primary dentition and more than 85% by age 17 years in the permanent dentition.
More than 40% of children develop caries in primary dentition by 6 years of age, and more than 85% develop caries in the permanent dentition by age 17 (Kaste et al.