What is prime?

  • (adj): At the best stage.
    Example: "Our manhood's prime vigor"- Robert Browning
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on prime:

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 ... well as an algorithm by Rader for FFTs of prime sizes ... Another prime-size FFT is due to L ...
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) ...
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 ... 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 European independence, would ... 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 ...
Prime Minister Of The United Kingdom - Authority
... 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 ...

More definitions of "prime":

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

Famous quotes containing the word prime:

    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)

    I did not know I was in my prime until afterwards.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

    Ye elms that wave on Malvern Hill
    In prime of morn and May,
    Recall ye how McClellan’s men
    Here stood at bay?
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)