Primary is a related term of directing.
As verbs the difference between primary and directing
is that primary
is (us|intransitive) to take part in a primary election while directing
As an adjective primary
is the first in a group or series.
As a noun primary
is a primary election; a preliminary election to select a political candidate of a political party.
The first in a group or series.
* Bishop Pearson
- Children attend primary school, and teenagers attend secondary school.
* John Locke
- the church of Christ, in its primary institution
Main; principal; placed ahead of others.
- These I call original, or primary , qualities of body.
(geology) Earliest formed; fundamental.
(chemistry) Illustrating, possessing, or characterized by, some quality or property in the first degree; having undergone the first stage of substitution or replacement.
- Preferred stock has primary claim on dividends, ahead of common stock.
* primary care
* primary color, primary colour
* primary producer
* primary research
* primary school
* primary source
* primus inter pares
* secondary (2)
* tertiary (3)
* quaternary (4)
A primary election; a preliminary election to select a political candidate of a political party.
The first year of grade school.
A base or fundamental component; something that is irreducible.
The most massive component of a gravitationally bound system.
A primary school.
* 2001 , David Woods, Martyn Cribb, Effective LEAs and school improvement
(ornithology) Any flight feather attached to the manus (hand) of a bird.
A primary colour.
* 2003 , Julie A Jacko, Andrew Sears, The human-computer interaction handbook
- Excellence in Cities offers a further development of this approach, whereby secondary schools operate with small clusters of primaries as mini-EAZs.
(electronics) A directly driven inductive coil, as in a transformer or induction motor that is magnetically coupled to a secondary
- By adding and subtracting the three primaries , cyan, yellow, and magenta are produced. These are called subtractive primaries.
(US) To take part in a primary election.
(US, politics) To challenge an incumbent sitting politician for their political party's endorsement to run for re-election, through running a challenger campaign in a primary election