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adjective accessory, alternative, ancillary, auxiliary, collateral, contingency, derived, following, indirect, inferior, junior, less important, lesser, minor, subaltern, subordinate, subsequent, subsidiary, substitute, unessential, unimportant, vicarious
Associated concepts: secondary boycott, secondary evidence, secondary liability
See also: ancillary, circumstantial, collateral, contributory, deputy, derivative, extrinsic, immaterial, incidental, inferior, insignificant, minor, null, pendent, peripheral, plenipotentiary, replacement, slight, subaltern, subordinate, subservient, subsidiary, succedaneum, supplementary, unessential

SECONDARY, construction. That which comes after the first, which is primary: as, the primary law of, nations the secondary law of nations.

SECONDARY, English law. An officer who is second or next to the chief officer; as secondaries to the prothonotaries of the courts of king's bench, or common pleas; secondary of the remembrancer in the exchequer, &c. Jacob, L. D. h.t.

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There are at least 22,000 teachers in elementary and 10,000 in secondary in Eastern Visayas.
Globally, 35 per cent (22 million) of all out-of-school children of primary education age, 25 per cent of all adolescents of lower secondary age (15 million), and 18 per cent (26 million) of all out-of-school youths of upper secondary age live in areas affected by conflict.
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Good Secondary School - could be faith-based where the kids always say prayers before lessons.
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Age or grade level: Preschool, elementary, secondary, collegiate, professional.
Nicholas Korhonen--Can be reached at West Ferris Secondary School
We focused on secondary cases, but spread in outbreaks may be exponential, so the effect of missing cases may be greater once tertiary cases and further spread are taken into account.
In many of the markets where secondary grinders find use, the latest trend has been using the grinder in tandem with a primary shredder.
Do I have the added burden of substantial ongoing maintenance tasks for a secondary server?