a special award given to the leader on selected laps during a criterium, or the first rider to reach a certain landmark in a road or cross-country race. It's used to heighten the action. Pronounced "preem."
A grade of finished lumber, ranking below superior, the highest grade, and above E, the lowest grade of finished. Finished graded prime must present a fine appearance and is designed for application where finishing requirements are less exacting.
A prime number is a number which has no factors other than 1 (called non-trivial factors). Thus 13 is prime but 15=3*5 is not prime. A number which is not prime is called composite. A polynomial which has no factors other than 1 is called irreducible.
A player who closes six consecutive points has completed a prime. An opponent checker trapped behind a prime cannot move past as it cannot be moved more than six spaces at a time (the largest number on a die).
Allowing the pump to disperse all air from the influent line of a circulating system by causing fluid to start flowing once again. Priming the pump is usually accomplished by either manually filing the volute or turning the pump on.
Initiating or restarting the water flow in a circulating system; usually accomplished by filing the pump volute by hand, turning the pump on and allowing the pump to disperse all air from the influent line.
An application of a primer to a prepared base, without cover aggregate, to provide penetration of the surface, temporary waterproofing and to obtain a bond between the pavement and the subsequent seal or asphalt. It is a preliminary treatment to a more permanent bituminous surfacing.
A short vertical or angled dash at apostrophe height, used in mathematics and as the symbol for foot (i.e. 12 inches). They can be doubled, tripled, etc., and care must be taken to ensure that word processors don't treat them as apostrophes or quotation marks.
Prime is a fictional character, a superhero created by Bob Jacob, Gerard Jones, and Len Strazewski. He debuted in Prime #1 under Malibu's Ultraverse imprint and was one of its flagship characters next to Mantra and Hardcase. The character design was credited to Brett Blevins The character also appeared in the superhero group Ultraforce.
In Science Fiction, the designation Prime can refer to a planet which is closest to the star in a given star system. Alternatively, the Prime designation can refer to the only planet of a given star. Often, the planets will be numbered according to their relative distance from a star.
Prime is the interest rate a bank charges to its best or "prime" customers. Each bank will quote a prime lending rate, but there is also a prime rate average listed in the Wall Street Journal that is an average of the largest commercial banks. The rate given to consumers on their credit cards is often based as the prime rate plus a certain percentage that represents the lender's assessment of the risk in lending plus its profit margin.
Socum in Vigroth. A relationship within a Cord between two individuals which involves constant mirroring. Within Lobot Cord, Ahllie and Tarrilip were Prime, Coginna and Mongaussie were Prime, Billics and Selggie were Prime. Lockksie and Parrsie were also Prime.
Prime is a fixed time of prayer of the traditional Divine Office, said at 6 a.m., of almost all the traditional Christian liturgies. In the Roman Catholic Church it has been suppressed for normative use after the reforms of the Second Vatican Council (Sacrosanctum Concilium, para. IV.89d).
The components of a video signal are represented by specific symbols, such as "Y" for luminance. If the signal has gamma compensation applied then a "prime" symbol is added to denote modified signal. In the case of a gamma compensated signal, it would be denoted as Y'.
A mathematical term, that denotes a number that can only be divided by itself and "1." This term is often used by the Reconnections to denote a person who is in his "Christing" or "Reconnection Universe." This is the incarnation where he (or she) gets to realize his Oneness with everything and everyone---and to integrate all these various wandering "aspects" back into his definition of who and what he is.
Used in the phrase "prime contractor" to designate a company which has been awarded a contract by the government agency; this company in turn may obtain material required by the contract from a subcontractor. Also the first coat of paint or the feeding of a pump start-up.
To coat a substrate prior to the application of paint or adhesive. A primer coat prevents subsequent coats of paint or adhesive from being absorbed. The process is intended to improve the performance and life of the product.
Program for Investment in Microentrepreneurs Act: The U.S. Small Business Administration plans to issue Federal grants awards to qualified organizations under PRIME to provide training and technical assistance to disadvantaged microentrepreneurs. These organizations include: non-profit microenterprise development organizations or programs; intermediaries; other microenterprise development organizations or programs that are accountable to a local community, working in conjuction with a State or local government or Indian tribe; or Indian tribes acting on their own, with proper certification that no other qualified organization exists within their jurisdiction.
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.
An ideal in a lattice is said to be prime, if, for all elements and in , âˆ§ in implies in or in . The dual notion is called a prime filter. Equivalently, a set is a prime filter if and only if its complement is a prime ideal.
Stands for prescribed right to income and maximum equity, a certificate that entitles the owner to the dividend/income from an underlying security, but not to the capital appreciation of that security.