primary body

primary body

[′prī‚mer·ē ′bäd·ē]
(astronomy)
The celestial body or central force field about which a satellite or other body orbits, or from which it is escaping, or toward which it is falling.
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As the primary body for sports in the UAE it is our responsibility to give society a correct image that sport practice is essential to a healthy lifestyle.
Additionally and above all, the Security Council, as the primary body tasked with maintaining peace and security, also needs to address the root causes of conflict to remove the grounds where such crimes breed,' she added.
Army Corps of Engineers said on Monday it was releasing water from the nearby Addicks and Barker reservoirs into Buffalo Bayou, Houston's primary body of water, to prevent dangerous buildups.
The US Army Corps of Engineers said on Monday it was releasing water from the nearby Addicks and Barker reservoirs into Buffalo Bayou, Houston's primary body of water, to prevent dangerous buildups.
He said the DHUD shall be the primary body of the national government responsible for the management of housing and urban development.
The Ministry of Industries, Mines and Trade is the primary body governing Iran's mining industry.
Primary Body Parts: Glutes, quads, lower back, core.
Cases of morbidity were classified according to primary body system affected.
Liu explained that the Security Council, as the primary body tasked with maintaining peace and security, should focus on conflict prevention, dispute mediation and post-conflict peace-building, so as to create political, security and legal environments for the protection of women's security and rights.
The primary body had two small companions--later named Romulus and Remus for the mythical founders of Rome (Sylvia was their mother).