What is prior?

  • (adj): Earlier in time.
    Synonyms: anterior
    See also — Additional definitions below

Prior

Prior is an ecclesiastical title, derived from the Latin adjective for "earlier, first", with several notable uses.

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Linear Tape-Open - Ultrium
... An Ultrium drive reads data from a cartridge in its own generation and at least the two prior generations ... in its own generation and to a cartridge from the immediate prior generation in the prior generation format ...
1699 In Poetry - Events
... English poet Matthew Prior, while a secretary in the English embassy in France (since 1697), mentions in letters that he has been dining with Nicolas Boileau-Des ... "Boileau says I have more genius than all the academy," Prior wrote to Edward Villiers, 1st Earl of Jersey in July ... Boileau and that flattering country will spoil you." In his 1704 satire, Prior wrote Old friend, old foe, for such we are Alternate, as the chance of peace and war) ...
Jeffreys Prior
... In Bayesian probability, the Jeffreys prior, named after Harold Jeffreys, is a non-informative (objective) prior distribution on parameter space that is proportional ...
One-shot Learning - Experimental Results - Motorbike Example
... Next, the prior model parameters are computed from 30 models, 10 from each of the three learnt categories spotted cats, faces, and airplanes ... This prior encodes the knowledge that "models lacking visual consistency occupy a different part of the parameter space coherent models." In learning, which ...
Eleazar Ben Simon - Early Life
... Yet prior to this encounter, little is known about his early life and rise to power ... Zealots were shunned by the High Priesthood in Jerusalem prior to the revolt ... Cestius' Legio, he had already risen to a position of power in the priesthood prior to his military success ...

More definitions of "prior":

  • (noun): The head of a religious order; in an abbey the prior is next below the abbot.

Famous quotes containing the word prior:

    A diff’rent cause, says Parson Sly,
    The same effect may give:
    Poor Lubin fears, that he shall die;
    His wife, that he may live.
    —Matthew Prior (1664–1721)

    Odds life! must one swear to the truth of a song?
    —Matthew Prior (1664–1721)

    And Venus to the Loves around
    Remarked how ill we all dissembled.
    —Matthew Prior (1664–1721)