open primary

o·pen pri·ma·ry
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [oh-puh n prahy-mer-ee, -muh-ree]
    • /ˈoʊ pən ˈpraɪ mɛr i, -mə ri/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [oh-puh n prahy-mer-ee, -muh-ree]
    • /ˈoʊ pən ˈpraɪ mɛr i, -mə ri/

Definitions of open primary words

  • noun open primary a direct primary election in which voters need not meet a test of party membership. 1
  • noun open primary a primary in which any registered voter may participate 0
  • noun open primary a primary election in which the voter need not declare party affiliation 0

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Origin of open primary

First appearance:

before 1930
One of the 10% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1930-35

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Parts of speech for Open primary


open primary popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 29% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 66% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

open primary usage trend in Literature

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