"Robots are growing in complexity as their use in industry is becoming more widespread. Robots are mainly used in working with automatic machines and equipments. Car production is the primary example of large and complex robots."

According to these sentences, what does the primary example mean?

Is it "chief example" or "the first example"?


The meaning of primary in the sentence is of chief importance, main. Car production is the main example of an industry where complex robots are used. Another meaning the first (earliest in time or order) has no sense in this sentence.

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  • Please edit to include an explanation of why this is correct; answers without explanation do not teach the patterns of the language well. – Nathan Tuggy Sep 18 '16 at 4:10

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