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1. (a.) First in order of time or development or in intention; primitive; fundamental; original.

2. (a.) First in order, as being preparatory to something higher; as, primary assemblies; primary schools.

3. (a.) First in dignity or importance; chief; principal; as, primary planets; a matter of primary importance.

4. (a.) Earliest formed; fundamental.

5. (a.) Illustrating, possessing, or characterized by, some quality or property in the first degree; having undergone the first stage of substitution or replacement.

6. (n.) That which stands first in order, rank, or importance; a chief matter.

7. (n.) A primary meeting; a caucus.

8. (n.) One of the large feathers on the distal joint of a bird's wing. See Plumage, and Illust. of Bird.

9. (n.) A primary planet; the brighter component of a double star. See under Planet.

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