Prime

  • (verb): Insert a primer into (a gun, mine, charge, etc.) preparatory to detonation or firing.
    Example: "Prime a cannon"; "prime a mine"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on prime:

229 (number) - In Mathematics
229 is a regular prime, a long prime, a twin prime (with 227), a cousin prime, and a sexy prime. 229 is also a prime triplet (with 227 and 233) ... In base 10, the smallest prime that, when added to the reversal of its digits, yields another prime is 229, since 229 + 922 = 1151 (sequence A061783 in OEIS) ...
Fast Fourier Transform - Algorithms - Other FFT Algorithms
... For with coprime and, one can use the Prime-Factor (Good-Thomas) algorithm (PFA), based on the Chinese Remainder Theorem, to factorize the DFT similarly to Cooley–Tukey ... use of the PFA as well as an algorithm by Rader for FFTs of prime sizes ... exploiting the existence of a generator for the multiplicative group modulo prime, expresses a DFT of prime size as a cyclic convolution of (composite) size, which can then be computed by a ...
Prime Minister Of The United Kingdom - Authority
... of Her Majesty's Government" the modern Prime Minister leads the Cabinet (the Executive) ... In addition the Prime Minister leads a major political party and generally commands a majority in the House of Commons (the lower house of the legislature) ... In the House of Commons, the Prime Minister guides the law-making process with the goal of enacting the legislative agenda of their political party ...
Jacques Chirac - Prime Minister (1974–1976)
... When Giscard became president, he nominated Chirac as prime minister on 27 May 1974, in order to reconcile the "Giscardian" and "non-Giscardian" factions of the parliamentary majority ... As prime minister, Chirac quickly set about persuading the Gaullists that, despite the social reforms proposed by President Giscard, the basic tenets of Gaullism, such as national ... unwillingness to give him authority, Chirac resigned as Prime Minister in 1976 ...
E-Prime
... E-Prime (short for English-Prime, sometimes denoted E′) is a version of the English language that excludes all forms of the verb to be ... E-Prime does not allow the conjugations of to be—be, am, is, are, was, were, been, being— the archaic forms of to be (e.g ... Some scholars advocate using E-Prime as a device to clarify thinking and strengthen writing ...

More definitions of "prime":

  • (noun): The time of maturity when power and vigor are greatest.
    Synonyms: prime of life
  • (noun): The second canonical hour; about 6 a.m..
  • (adj): First in rank or degree.
    Example: "The prime minister"
    Synonyms: premier
  • (adj): Used of the first or originating agent.
    Example: "Prime mover"
  • (verb): Cover with a primer; apply a primer to.
    Synonyms: ground, undercoat
  • (noun): A number that has no factor but itself and 1.
    Synonyms: prime quantity
  • (adj): Of or relating to or being an integer that cannot be factored into other integers.
    Example: "Prime number"
  • (adj): At the best stage.
    Example: "Our manhood's prime vigor"- Robert Browning
  • (verb): Fill with priming liquid.
    Example: "Prime a car engine"

Famous quotes containing the word prime:

    If Montaigne is a man in the prime of life sitting in his study on a warm morning and putting down the sum of his experience in his rich, sinewy prose, then Pascal is that same man lying awake in the small hours of the night when death seems very close and every thought is heightened by the apprehension that it may be his last.
    Cyril Connolly (1903–1974)

    Vanessa wanted to be a ballerina. Dad had such hopes for her.... Corin was the academically brilliant one, and a fencer of Olympic standard. Everything was expected of them, and they fulfilled all expectations. But I was the one of whom nothing was expected. I remember a game the three of us played. Vanessa was the President of the United States, Corin was the British Prime Minister—and I was the royal dog.
    Lynn Redgrave (b. 1943)

    Baltimore lay very near the immense protein factory of Chesapeake Bay, and out of the bay it ate divinely. I well recall the time when prime hard crabs of the channel species, blue in color, at least eight inches in length along the shell, and with snow-white meat almost as firm as soap, were hawked in Hollins Street of Summer mornings at ten cents a dozen.
    —H.L. (Henry Lewis)