Translation of primary in Spanish:


primordial, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈpraɪˌmɛri//ˈpraɪm(ə)ri//ˈprʌɪm(ə)ri/


  • 1

    (role/purpose/aim) primordial
    (role/purpose/aim) principal
    (role/aim/purpose) fundamental
    primary accent / stress acento primario / principal masculine
  • 2

    • 2.1(first, basic)

      (sector/source) primario
      (industry) de base
      (energy) primario

    • 2.2

      (school/education) primario

    • 2.3Electricity

      (cell) primario
      • The risk for developing metastatic lesions from primary cutaneous melanomas increases with tumor thickness.
      • A current transformer has a pair of input terminals and a primary side which is switchable to different measuring ranges.
      • These two pins are the primary winding of the transformer.
      • There are two primary planting seasons for perennials: spring and fall.
      • Biopsy of the primary growth itself is diagnostic and may show caseating granulomatous inflammation.
      • As primary bone tumors are rare in toddlers, search for a primary tumor metastatic to bones is needed.
      • We do not know whether the tumor in the bone marrow represents a primary or metastatic process.
      • Alternating current flowing in the primary (input) coil creates a continually changing magnetic field in the iron core, this field also passes through the secondary (output) coil and the changing strength of the magnetic field induces an alternating voltage in the secondary coil.

nounPlural primaries

  • 1

    (in US)
    primaria feminine
    • They have one of these no-run-off primaries, which means you can win a primary with four candidates with only a plurality of the vote.
    • Candidates are able rationally to plan a strategy for the primaries and the general election.
    • In Oregon, all statewide primaries and general elections are now conducted exclusively with mail-in ballots.
    • The character, personality, and style of presidential candidates have become a mainstay in the evaluation process during both the primaries and the general election.
    • Whether these fast-tracked primaries have rushed the party into the nomination of a candidate that will prove vulnerable in the course of a more protracted and intense campaign is unclear.
    • I mean, anybody can vote for anybody in the general election, the primaries are long over and in Florida, they're so late in the season they hardly matter anyway.
    • The rules for write-in votes differ in the general election from the primary.
    • The presidential candidates today campaigned in states that hold primaries on Super Tuesday.
    • Neither of these parties had primaries as part of their presidential nomination processes.
    • I can't find an article right now, but he also supports a proposition that would change the primary system, to allow all voters to vote in primaries, regardless of party affiliation.
    • Party primaries tend to favor more extreme candidates, he said, but centrist candidates have the edge in general elections.
    • Many people believe that a successful candidate wins primaries by having a strong platform and discussing the issues.
    • Parties choose their own candidates through competitive primaries.
    • The April party primaries selected only candidates for the U.S. Congress plus candidates for state and county offices.
    • Officially an election campaign starts in February with the presidential primaries in the so-called ‘primary season’.
    • During a political party's election primaries, its best talent is selected and nominated to run for public office.
    • But Louisiana, except in Presidential election years, has no party primaries.
    • If he can transcend special interests, then he can win primaries in his own party by appealing to moderate rank-and-file voters.
    • Following the presidential primaries, an interesting question was raised about what losing candidates should do with the personal information they collected.
    • Although money isn't everything, there are people with lots of money who are defeated in primaries and general elections.
  • 2

    • 2.1also primary coil

      bobina del circuito primario feminine

    • 2.2also primary color

      color primario masculine
      color fundamental masculine

    • 2.3also primary feather

      pluma primaria feminine

  • 3also primary school

    escuela (de enseñanza) primaria feminine
    before noun primary (school) teacher maestro (de escuela) masculine