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primer

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

Definition of primer

  1. 1 :  a small book for teaching children to read

  2. 2 :  a small introductory book on a subject

  3. 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

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primer

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noun prim·er \ˈprī-mər\

Definition of primer

  1. 1 :  a device for priming; especially :  a cap, tube, or wafer containing percussion powder or compound used to ignite an explosive charge

  2. 2 :  material used in priming a surface —called also prime coat

  3. 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)



1819

First Known Use of primer

1819

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PRIMER Defined for Kids

primer

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noun prim·er \ˈpri-mər\

Definition of primer

  1. 1 :  a small book for teaching children to read

  2. 2 :  a book or other writing that introduces a subject




Medical Dictionary

primer

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noun prim·er \ˈprī-mər\

Medical Definition of primer

  1. :  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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