Associations to the word «Prime»

Wiktionary

PRIME, adjective. First in importance, degree, or rank.
PRIME, adjective. First in time, order, or sequence.
PRIME, adjective. First in excellence, quality, or value.
PRIME, adjective. (mathematics) (lay) Having exactly two integral factors: itself and unity (1 in the case of integers).
PRIME, adjective. (mathematics) (technical) Such that if it divides a product, it divides one of the multiplicands.
PRIME, adjective. (mathematics) Having its complement closed under multiplication: said only of ideals.
PRIME, adjective. Marked or distinguished by the prime symbol.
PRIME, adjective. Early; blooming; being in the first stage.
PRIME, adjective. (obsolete) Lecherous; lustful; lewd.
PRIME, noun. (Christianity) (historical) One of the daily offices of prayer of the Western Church, associated with the early morning (typically 6 a.m.).
PRIME, noun. (obsolete) The early morning.
PRIME, noun. (now rare) The earliest stage of something.
PRIME, noun. The most active, thriving, or successful stage or period.
PRIME, noun. The chief or best individual or part.
PRIME, noun. (music) The first note or tone of a musical scale.
PRIME, noun. (fencing) The first defensive position, with the sword hand held at head height, and the tip of the sword at head height.
PRIME, noun. (algebra) (number theory) A prime element of a mathematical structure, particularly a prime number.
PRIME, noun. (card games) A four-card hand containing one card of each suit in the game of primero; the opposite of a flush in poker.
PRIME, noun. (backgammon) Six consecutive blocks, which prevent the opponent's pieces from passing.
PRIME, noun. The symbol ′
PRIME, noun. (chemistry) (obsolete) Any number expressing the combining weight or equivalent of any particular element; so called because these numbers were respectively reduced to their lowest relative terms on the fixed standard of hydrogen as 1.
PRIME, noun. An inch, as composed of twelve seconds in the duodecimal system.
PRIME, verb. (transitive) To prepare a mechanism for its main work.
PRIME, verb. (transitive) To apply a coat of primer paint to.
PRIME, verb. (obsolete) (intransitive) To be renewed.
PRIME, verb. (intransitive) To serve as priming for the charge of a gun.
PRIME, verb. (intransitive) (of a steam boiler) To work so that foaming occurs from too violent ebullition, which causes water to become mixed with, and be carried along with, the steam that is formed.
PRIME, verb. To apply priming to (a musket or cannon); to apply a primer to (a metallic cartridge).
PRIME, verb. To prepare; to make ready; to instruct beforehand; to coach.
PRIME, verb. (UK) (dialect) (obsolete) To trim or prune.
PRIME, verb. (math) To mark with a prime mark.
PRIME CONSTELLATION, noun. (mathematics) An ordered set of prime numbers having a constant difference between successive elements
PRIME CONTRACT, noun. A contract entered into directly between the client and contractor (contracted provider of products or services.) Used especially of contracts involving government agencies or bodies, or entities such as educational institutions.
PRIME DECOMPOSITION, noun. (mathematics) The factorization of an integer into prime numbers.
PRIME DIRECTIVE, noun. An order or mission which presents the overriding control over a course of action.
PRIME DIRECTIVES, noun. Plural of prime directive
PRIME FACTOR, noun. A factor of a given integer which is also a prime number.
PRIME FACTOR, verb. (transitive) to reduce an integer to its set of prime factors
PRIME FACTORIZATION, noun. (mathematics) The factorization of a positive integer into its constituent prime numbers
PRIME FACTORS, noun. Plural of prime factor
PRIME FORMULA, noun. (logic) A well-formed formula which has not been made by combining simpler well-formed formulas by means of logical connectives.
PRIME IMPLICANT, noun. (electrical engineering) A group of related 1's (implicant) on a Karnaugh map which is not subsumed by any other implicant in the same map. Equivalently (in terms of Boolean algebra), a product term which is a "minimal" implicant in the sense that removing any of its literals will yield a product term which is not an implicant (but beware: on a Karnaugh map it would appear "maximal").
PRIME IMPLICANT, noun. (electrical engineering) A group of related 0's (implicant) on a Karnaugh map which is not subsumed by any other implicant (of 0's) in the same map.
PRIME IMPLICANTS, noun. Plural of prime implicant
PRIME MERIDIAN, noun. The reference line at 0° longitude, passing through Greenwich, England, from which longitude east and west is measured.
PRIME MINISTER, noun. In a parliamentary democracy, the chief member of the cabinet and head of the government; often the leader of the majority party.
PRIME MINISTER, noun. Alternative letter-case form of prime minister
PRIME MINISTERIAL, adjective. Of or relating to a prime minister.
PRIME MINISTERS, noun. Plural of prime minister
PRIME MINISTERSHIP, noun. The office of a premier or prime minister.
PRIME MOVER, noun. (philosophy) The initial agent that is the cause of all things.
PRIME MOVER, noun. A machine, such as a water wheel or steam engine, that receives and modifies energy as supplied by some natural source or fuel and transforms it into mechanical work
PRIME MOVER, noun. (automotive) The front part of a semi-trailer type truck, i.e., the tractor to which the trailer part attaches.
PRIME MOVER, noun. (US) A military or heavy construction vehicle.
PRIME MOVERS, noun. Plural of prime mover
PRIME NUMBER, noun. (number theory) Any natural number that is greater than 1 and is divisible only by itself and 1.
PRIME NUMBERS, noun. The set of numbers which are prime
PRIME NUMBERS, noun. Plural of prime number
PRIME OF LIFE, noun. (idiomatic) The period of one's mature life when one is at a peak of health and performance
PRIME SUSPECT, noun. (legal) A person who is considered by the law enforcement agency investigating a crime to be the most likely suspect.
PRIME SUSPECTS, noun. Plural of prime suspect
PRIME TIME, noun. (obsolete) Spring.
PRIME TIME, noun. (obsolete) A new period or time of youthfulness; the beginning of something.
PRIME TIME, noun. (television) (radio) The block of programming on television during the middle of the evening, usually between 19:00 and 23:00
PRIME TIME, noun. (figurative) Maturity; the state at which a person or product will be accepted by the mainstream.
PRIME TIME, adjective. (television) (radio) Showing during prime time.

Dictionary definition

PRIME, noun. A number that has no factor but itself and 1.
PRIME, noun. The period of greatest prosperity or productivity.
PRIME, noun. The second canonical hour; about 6 a.m..
PRIME, noun. The time of maturity when power and vigor are greatest.
PRIME, verb. Insert a primer into (a gun, mine, or charge) preparatory to detonation or firing; "prime a cannon"; "prime a mine".
PRIME, verb. Cover with a primer; apply a primer to.
PRIME, verb. Fill with priming liquid; "prime a car engine".
PRIME, adjective. First in rank or degree; "an architect of premier rank"; "the prime minister".
PRIME, adjective. Used of the first or originating agent; "prime mover".
PRIME, adjective. Of superior grade; "choice wines"; "prime beef"; "prize carnations"; "quality paper"; "select peaches".
PRIME, adjective. Of or relating to or being an integer that cannot be factored into other integers; "prime number".
PRIME, adjective. Being at the best stage of development; "our manhood's prime vigor"- Robert Browning.

Wise words

To use the same words is not a sufficient guarantee of understanding; one must use the same words for the same genus of inward experience; ultimately one must have one's experiences in common.
Friedrich Nietzsche