Primariness Pri"ma*ri*ness, n. The quality or state of being primary, or first in time, in act, or in intention. --Norris. [1913 Webster]

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  • primariness — (ˈ)prī|merēnə̇s, ˈprīm(ə)rē noun ( es) : the quality or state of being primary this primariness of elements, these gaseous atoms Saul Levitt …   Useful english dictionary

  • primariness — n. centrality, fundamentality, essentialness, state of being primary …   English contemporary dictionary

  • primariness — pri·mari·ness …   English syllables

  • primary — primariness, n. /pruy mer ee, meuh ree/, adj., n., pl. primaries. adj. 1. first or highest in rank or importance; chief; principal: his primary goals in life. 2. first in order in any series, sequence, etc. 3. first in time; earliest; primitive.… …   Universalium

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