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prime

1. Maths
a. having no factors except itself or one
b. having no common factors (with)
2. Maths short for prime number
3. Music
a. unison
b. the tonic of a scale
4. Chiefly RC Church the second of the seven canonical hours of the divine office, originally fixed for the first hour of the day, at sunrise
5. the first of eight basic positions from which a parry or attack can be made in fencing

prime

[prīm]
(engineering)
Main or primary, as in prime contractor.
In blasting, to place a detonator in a cartridge or charge of explosive.
To treat wood with a primer or penetrant primer.
To add water to a pump to enable it to begin pumping.
(mathematics)
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PICTURE BOOK: Victoria Smith and Anthony Hadley, above, and Niall Blanchflower, top, at Huyton library's Primary Colours exhibition Pictures: COLIN LANE
The shows which Primary Colours will perform during Black History Month include Olivia's Journey which tells the stories of those who travelled from Jamaica to settle and work in Britain during the 1950s and 1960s.
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Primary Colours, which publishes multicultural books, will work with 30 primary schools in Leeds and Lincolnshire over two years to embed cultural diversity in the school curriculum.