Secondary Gain

Science / Psychiatry / Secondary Gain: The external gain derived from any illness, such as personal attention and service, monetary gains, disability benefits, and release from unpleasant responsibilities. See also primary gain.

Other Words for Gain

Gain Adverb Synonyms: get, obtain, acquire, procure, attain, achieve, secure, earn, win, capture, bag, net, harvest, reap, garner, glean, collect, gather, come by, pick up
Gain Verb Synonyms: catch up (to or on or with), approach, get nearer (to), overtake, close with, close in (on), narrow the gap, gain ground
Gain Noun Synonyms: acquisition, achievement, attainment
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Other Words for Secondary

Secondary Verb Synonyms: less important, unimportant, inessential or unessential, non-essential, non-critical, subsidiary, ancillary, minor, inferior, subordinate
Secondary Noun Synonyms: auxiliary, second-line, backup, extra, reserve, spare, provisional, supporting, supportive, alternate, alternative
Secondary Adverb Synonyms: derivative, derived, indirect, second-hand, unoriginal, not original, copied, imitated
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Primary Gain

Science / Psychiatry / Primary Gain: The relief from emotional conflict and the freedom from anxiety achieved by a defense mechanism. Contrast with secondary gain. MORE

Secondary Growth

Science / Biology / Secondary Growth: Cells in a plant that are produced by a cambium. Increase in girth of a plant due to the action of lateral meristems such as the vascular cambium. The main cell produced in secondary growth is seconda MORE

Secondary Gain

Science / Psychiatry / Secondary Gain: The external gain derived from any illness, such as personal attention and service, monetary gains, disability benefits, and release from unpleasant responsibilities. See also primary gain. MORE

Secondary Financing

Business / Real Estate / Secondary Financing: A loan taken out in addition to a first loan, usually obtained from an individual lender. MORE

Secondary Extinction

Science / Biology / Secondary Extinction: The death of one population due to the extinction of another, often a food species. MORE

Secondary Immunity

Science / Biology / Secondary Immunity: Resistance to an antigen the second time it appears. Because of the presence of B and T memory cells produced during the first exposure to the antigen, the second response is faster and more massive a MORE

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