What is prime?

  • (adj): Of or relating to or being an integer that cannot be factored into other integers.
    Example: "Prime number"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on prime:

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 ...
Prime Minister Of The United Kingdom - Authority
... "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 ...
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 ... Winograd also makes use of the PFA as well as an algorithm by Rader for FFTs of prime sizes ... 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 ...
Jacques Chirac - Prime Minister (1974–1976)
... 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 and ... to give him authority, Chirac resigned as Prime Minister in 1976 ...
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) ...

More definitions of "prime":

  • (noun): The second canonical hour; about 6 a.m..
  • (verb): Insert a primer into (a gun, mine, charge, etc.) preparatory to detonation or firing.
    Example: "Prime a cannon"; "prime a mine"
  • (adj): At the best stage.
    Example: "Our manhood's prime vigor"- Robert Browning
  • (adj): First in rank or degree.
    Example: "The prime minister"
    Synonyms: premier
  • (adj): Used of the first or originating agent.
    Example: "Prime mover"
  • (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
  • (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

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