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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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In this case, yellow isn't a primary colour. Instead, it is produced by mixing red and green light.
She became a solicitor before making a massive career change and setting up Primary Colours about 12 years ago.
'Teachers do say it's harder to teach people to speak who don't know primary colours, can't construct a sentence, or can't repeat a nursery rhyme.'
The pack has been written by Shazia Azhar, deputy headteacher at Spring Grove, Pete Tidy, Primary Colours creative director and former journalist Dianne Watkinson.
But the real innovation is the fact that you can change the background colour from that acid green to any combination of two intense primary colours. There is a tiny text button at the bottom right reading Background which gives you the choice.
Beverly Jones, who runs the First Class Nursery in Storeton Road, Prenton,daubed part of a wall in primary colours last week to brighten it up for the children.
PUT your air guitar to one side, Primary Colours are the real thing.
Rocket lava lamp, in four primary colours, pounds 64.50 from John Lewis
Drivers there have been choosing bright primary colours for some time now."
Earlier, Jeff Pearce should be on the mark with Primary Colours in the Ladbroke Showcase Handicap (3.45).
Primary Colours, which specialises in cultural diversity in education, will be giving more than 80 performances to primary schools across the country on issues ranging from slavery and migration to black music and Caribbean food.
The range comprises three different themes soft baby pink or blue - ideal for newborn and a slightly older line in Miffy 's signature primary colours.