primer

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English[edit]

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Noun[edit]

primer (plural primers)

  1. An elementary textbook introducing a topic, or teaching basic concepts.
  2. An elementary book for teaching children to learn the alphabet and to read, write and spell.
    Kennedy's New Latin Primer (an introductory grammar, published 2008)
  3. (biology) A single-stranded nucleic acid molecule required for the initiation of replication of a DNA molecule.
  4. Any substance used to start a fire.
  5. A small charge that burns furiously when given sufficient electrical current (Explosive primer) or when struck with force (percussion caps) that ignites the main combustable substances in explosives or ammunition.
  6. A layer of paint designed to underlay a topcoat, used to enhance the adhesion and durability of the topcoat and help in protection of the surface.
  7. A device used to circulate gasoline into the ignition chamber of an engine.

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Adjective[edit]

primer (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) First; original; primary.
    • Drayton
      the primer English kings

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Catalan[edit]

Catalan ordinal numbers
  1r 2n  > 
    Ordinal : primer
    Cardinal : un

Etymology[edit]

From Latin primarius.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

primer m (feminine primera, masculine plural primers, feminine plural primeres)

  1. (ordinal) first
  2. (mathematics) prime (having no divisor except itself and 1):

Usage notes[edit]

When primer is the ordinal number of a century or of a regnal name of a monarch or pope, it is written using Roman numerals following the noun. Thus Joan Primer is written Joan I.

For most fractional numbers, the ordinal number is used to indicate the denominator of the fraction. Since 1 is never the denominator of a proper fraction, primer is not normally used to form fractions. Exceptions to this rule include mig (half), terç (third), quarter (quarter), milionèsim (millionth), bilionèsim (billionth), ....

The feminine form of the ordinal is usually used as the collective noun for a set of like objects of that size. Primera is not used for a set of 1, nor is there is any other term for the concept Exceptions to the usual rule include parell (set of 2), qüern (set of 4), centenar (set of 100), grossa (set of 144), miler (set of 1000), and milenar (1000).

Adverb[edit]

primer

  1. first; before anything else

French[edit]

Verb[edit]

primer

  1. to dominate, to be dominant over
  2. to win (a prize)
  3. to prevail, take precedent

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /prǐːmer/
  • Hyphenation: pri‧mer

Noun[edit]

prímer m (Cyrillic spelling при́мер)

  1. example, instance
  2. model, paragon
  3. precedence

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Slovene[edit]

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Noun[edit]

primér m inan (genitive priméra, nominative plural priméri)

  1. example (something representative of a group)

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Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

primer m (apocopate, standard form primero)

  1. (before the noun) apocopic form of primero first.
    El primer hijo - “the first child”

Usage notes[edit]

The form primer is only used before and within the noun phrase of the modified masculine singular noun. In other positions, the standard form primero is used instead.