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In honor of his maiden voyage into American theaters, here's a primer on Partridge's long, cringe-worthy career.
And Sundance Now offers a film primer in preparation for the Trump presidency.
Mr. Judah, a reporter for the Economist, also offers a travelogue, a primer on Ukrainian culture and an oral history of the country.
What to Look for in Suit Cloth: Nicholas Antongiavanni, author of The Suit: A Machiavellian Approach to Men's Style, offers a short primer:
Waldman really is a nerd (in a good way), and her book is an engaging and deeply researched primer on a taboo subject and a compelling case for more research on it.
All told, prom is a five-hour primer for the rest of your friggin' life.
Here is a primer on the history of Syria’s chemical stockpile, the effort to eliminate it and experts’ views on the new attack.
This is the last of our three primers on making sense of military news.
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Did You Know?
Primers were once a standard part of every child's education. The first primer printed in North America, The New England Primer (ca. 1690), was typical; it contained many quotations from the Bible and many moral lessons, and the text was accompanied by numerous woodcut illustrations. We no longer use the word in early education, but it's widely used in everyday speech. Notice how primer is pronounced; don't mix it up with the kind of paint that's pronounced with a long *i *sound.
Origin and Etymology of primer
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of primer
PRIMER Defined for Kids
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