Prime

  • (adj): First in rank or degree.
    Example: "The prime minister"
    Synonyms: premier
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on prime:

Prime Minister Of The United Kingdom - Authority
... As the "Head 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 ... Citing Giscard's 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 ...
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 but without the twiddle ... 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 ... Another prime-size FFT is due to L ...

More definitions of "prime":

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

Famous quotes containing the word prime:

    Being prime minister is a lonely job.... you cannot lead from the crowd.
    Margaret Thatcher (b. 1925)

    No woman in my time will be Prime Minister or Chancellor or Foreign Secretary—not the top jobs. Anyway I wouldn’t want to be Prime Minister. You have to give yourself 100%.
    Margaret Thatcher (b. 1925)

    Few white citizens are acquainted with blacks other than those projected by the media and the so—called educational system, which is nothing more than a system of rewards and punishments based upon one’s ability to pledge loyalty oaths to Anglo culture. The media and the “educational system” are the prime sources of racism in the United States.
    Ishmael Reed (b. 1938)