Primary may refer to:
- Primary (astronomy), the larger of two co-orbiting bodies
- Primary mirror, principal light-gathering surface of a reflecting telescope
- Primary (band), from Australia
- Primary circuit, electrical circuit in a transformer that receives current, as opposed to secondary circuit
- Primary election, an election by which a political party selects and nominates a candidate
- Power line, electric power transmission line fed to or from a transformer
- Primary (film), 1960 documentary
- Primary (LDS Church), children's Sunday School organization
- "Primary" (song), by The Cure
- Primary, the oldest period in the Geologic time scale (obsolete)
- "Primary", a song by Spoon from the album Telephono
- Primaries, remiges (wing feathers) in birds
- Primaries or primary beams, in E. E. Smith's science-fiction series Lensman
- The first stage in a thermonuclear explosive, may also be used alone in a lower-yield nuclear explosive, see nuclear weapon design
Other articles related to "primary":
... Main article Education in Scotland In Scotland children typically spend seven years in a primary school, whose years are named P1 to P7 ... Primary 1 (aged 4-5) Primary 2 (aged 5-6) Primary 3 (aged 6-7) Primary 4 (aged 7-8) Primary 5 (aged 8-9) Primary 6 (aged 9-10) Primary 7 (aged 10-11) ...
... Primary education is the first stage of compulsory education ... is compulsory for children to receive primary education although it is permissible for parents to provide it. ... The major goals of primary education are achieving basic literacy and numeracy amongst all pupils, as well as establishing foundations in science, mathematics, geography ...
... Primary production is the production of organic compounds from atmospheric or aquatic carbon dioxide ... Almost all life on earth is directly or indirectly reliant on primary production ... The organisms responsible for primary production are known as primary producers or autotrophs, and form the base of the food chain ...
... The primary school years are split into Key Stages Primary education Primary school Foundation Stage Primary 1, age 4 to 5 Primary 2, age 5 to 6 Key Stage 1 Primary 3, age 6 to 7 Primary 4, age 7 to 8 Key Stage 2 ... All state primary schools are under the jurisdiction of the Department of Education ...
... Bolton by Bowland CofE Primary School Brabin's Endowed Primary School, Chipping Chatburn CofE Primary School Salesbury CE Primary School, Salesbury St Michael St John's ...
Famous quotes containing the words circuit and/or primary:
“each new victim treads unfalteringly
The never altered circuit of his fate,
Bringing twelve peers as witness
Both to his starry rise and starry fall.”
—Robert Graves (18951985)
“The primary function of myth is to validate an existing social order. Myth enshrines conservative social values, raising tradition on a pedestal. It expresses and confirms, rather than explains or questions, the sources of cultural attitudes and values.... Because myth anchors the present in the past it is a sociological charter for a future society which is an exact replica of the present one.”
—Ann Oakley (b. 1944)