Primary source

What is Primary source?

Primary source definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
first or highest in rank or importance; chief; principal: his primary goals in life.
first in order in any series, sequence, etc.
first in time; earliest; primitive.

of, relating to, or characteristic of primary school: the primary grades.
constituting or belonging to the first stage in any process.
of the nature of the ultimate or simpler constituents of which something complex is made up: Animals have a few primary instincts.
original; not derived or subordinate; fundamental; basic.(in scholarly studies) pertaining to or being a firsthand account, original data, etc., or based on direct knowledge, as in primary source; primary research.

immediate or direct, or not involving intermediate agency: primary perceptions.
Sociology. (of social values or ideals) conceived as derived from the primary group and culturally defined as being necessary to the welfare of the individual and society.
Ornithology. pertaining to any of the set of flight feathers situated on the distal segment of a bird’s wing.
Electricity. noting or pertaining to the circuit, coil, winding, or current that induces current in secondary windings in an induction coil, transformer, or the like.
Chemistry. involving or obtained by replacement of one atom or group.noting or containing a carbon atom united to no other or to only one other carbon atom in a molecule.

Grammar. (of a derivative) having a root or other unanalyzable element as the underlying form: The word “dole” is a primary derivative formed by modification of “deal,” and “phonograph” is a primary derivative from “phono-” and “-graph.”(of Latin, Greek, Sanskrit tenses) having reference to present or future time.Compare secondary(def 9).

noun, plural pri