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prime

(prīm) [L. primus, first]
1. The period of greatest health and strength.
2. To give an initial treatment in preparation for either a larger dose of the same medicine, or a different medicine.

prime

n : a cue given to prompt, facilitate or inhibit a particular response in experimental studies; or v : the act of presenting a prime.

prime

first grade or best quality.
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t-1] on the right-hand side of equation 1, to allow for mean reversion in the prime rate, but the estimated values of [rho] were always extremely close to zero.
In practice, the variance will not have to shift that much because the Treasury bill rate as an explanatory variable induces much of the increased volatility experienced by the prime rate.
Changes in the week-ending prime rate from January 4, 1975, to October 15, 1999, fall into seven categories with the relative frequencies shown in Table 1.
Because adjustment of the prime rate to market developments may take a few weeks, we are interested primarily in tracking the cumulative response of the prime rate to changes in the market interest rate.
I partition the T-bill changes into increases and decreases to test for asymmetric response of the latent prime rate, [Y.