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1primer

noun prim·er \ˈpri-mər, chiefly British ˈprī-mər\

Definition of PRIMER

1
:  a small book for teaching children to read
2
:  a small introductory book on a subject
3
:  a short informative piece of writing

Origin of PRIMER

Middle English, layperson's prayer book, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin primarium, from Late Latin, neuter of primarius primary
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Education Terms

baccalaureate, colloquium, corequisite, dissertation, monograph, pedant, practicum, survey course, thesis

Rhymes with PRIMER

2primer

noun prim·er \ˈprī-mər\

Definition of PRIMER

1
:  a device for priming; especially :  a cap, tube, or wafer containing percussion powder or compound used to ignite an explosive charge
2
:  material used in priming a surface —called also prime coat
3
:  a molecule (as a short strand of RNA or DNA) whose presence is required for formation of another molecule (as a longer chain of DNA)

First Known Use of PRIMER

1819

Other Paints and Dyes Terms

bloom, craze, medium, size, vehicle
PRIMER Defined for Kids

primer

noun prim·er \ˈpri-mər\

Definition of PRIMER for Kids

1
:  a small book for teaching children to read
2
:  a book or other writing that introduces a subject
Medical Dictionary

primer

noun prim·er \ˈprī-mər\

Medical Definition of PRIMER

:  a molecule (as a short strand of RNA or DNA) whose presence is required for formation of another molecule (as a longer chain of DNA)

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