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priming

[′prīm·iŋ]
(mechanical engineering)
In a boiler, the excessive carryover of fine water particles along with the steam because of insufficient steam space, faulty boiler design, or faulty operating conditions.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

priming

The application of a primer.
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Alternatively, if semantic and affective priming interact, the amount of priming will be greater when the primes and the probes match in both category membership and affective valence (e.g., both pleasant people or both unpleasant people) than when they match only in valence (e.g., pleasant animal and pleasant people).
That affective priming was reliable both within the same category and across categories was confirmed by significant effects of congruence for the person-prime/person-probe condition, F(1, 46) = 10.57, p < .01, [[eta].sub.p.sup.2] = .19, and for the animal-prime/person-probe condition, F(1, 46) = 4.99, p < .05, [[eta].sub.p.sup.2] = .10, separately (see mean scores in Figure 2).
Although the time course of affective priming was not of specific interest in the current study, this topic has been relevant in prior research.
The specific finding of Experiment 2 indicated that there was generalization of priming across different semantic categories (people and animals).