What is prime?

  • (verb): Fill with priming liquid.
    Example: "Prime a car engine"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on prime:

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 ...
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 ...
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–Tu ... In particular, Winograd also makes use of the PFA as well as an algorithm by Rader for FFTs of prime sizes ... 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 FFTs via the convolution theorem (alt ...
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 ... 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 be ... 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 ...

More definitions of "prime":

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

Famous quotes containing the word prime:

    My prime of youth is but a frost of cares,
    My feast of joy is but a dish of pain,
    My crop of corn is but a field of tares,
    And all my good is but vain hope of gain:
    The day is past, and yet I saw no sun,
    And now I live, and now my life is done.
    Chidiock Tichborne (1558–1586)

    Vanessa wanted to be a ballerina. Dad had such hopes for her.... Corin was the academically brilliant one, and a fencer of Olympic standard. Everything was expected of them, and they fulfilled all expectations. But I was the one of whom nothing was expected. I remember a game the three of us played. Vanessa was the President of the United States, Corin was the British Prime Minister—and I was the royal dog.
    Lynn Redgrave (b. 1943)

    In time, after a dozen years of centering their lives around the games boys play with one another, the boys’ bodies change and that changes everything else. But the memories are not erased of that safest time in the lives of men, when their prime concern was playing games with guys who just wanted to be their friendly competitors. Life never again gets so simple.
    Frank Pittman (20th century)