of less importance, value, etc. than what is primary
coming after sth that is first or primary
"the stone will be hauled to a secondary crusher"
"a secondary source"
"a secondary issue"
"the junior faculty"
"a lowly corporal"
"a subordinate functionary"
"a secondary infection"
"played a secondary role in world events"
The vowel that was distinctly pronounced loses under the secondary stress its clear character.
出自： W. J. Sedgefield
The..marriage was viable because Aurelia accepted a secondary, wifely role.
出自： Anne Stevenson