What is prime?

  • (adj): Used of the first or originating agent.
    Example: "Prime mover"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on prime:

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 ... 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 ... 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) ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ... 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 pair of ordinary ...

More definitions of "prime":

  • (verb): Fill with priming liquid.
    Example: "Prime a car engine"
  • (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"
  • (verb): Insert a primer into (a gun, mine, charge, etc.) preparatory to detonation or firing.
    Example: "Prime a cannon"; "prime a mine"
  • (noun): The time of maturity when power and vigor are greatest.
    Synonyms: prime of life
  • (noun): The second canonical hour; about 6 a.m..
  • (verb): Cover with a primer; apply a primer to.
    Synonyms: ground, undercoat
  • (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

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    The prime lesson the social sciences can learn from the natural sciences is just this: that it is necessary to press on to find the positive conditions under which desired events take place, and that these can be just as scientifically investigated as can instances of negative correlation. This problem is beyond relativity.
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