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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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Large prime numbers play an important role in cryptographic systems, such as those used for Internet transactions involving credit cards.
The 24th IRI prime study groups will begin meeting in fall 1997, so that draft documents may be presented at the annual IRI forum scheduled in Washington, DC, May 3-5, 1998.
Even though Fox Sports recently purchased the stable of Prime Sports affiliates, it had no direct impact on the Prime Sports West deal with the Lakers, who are in the second year of a 10-year contract with Prime.
For centuries, mathematicians have wondered how many arithmetic progressions such as these exist among the set of prime numbers and how long the progressions can get.
Yildirim of Bogazici University in Istanbul have proven something much stronger: Given any fraction, no matter how small, there are infinitely many prime pairs closer together than that fraction of the average.
the changing relationship between prime brokers and hedge funds, the relationship they have with hedge fund service providers (such as administrators, risk managers, directors, investors and regulators)
The sieve of Eratosthenes represents a systematic way of checking whether a number is a prime by dividing into the given number all smaller primes, starting with two and going up to the square root of the target number.
A prime is a whole number evenly divisible by only itself and 1.
discovered the first prime number with at least 1 million decimal digits.
At Prime Health, we are committed to providing our clients with the best services and savings in the industry," said Brian Sharp, CEO of Prime Health.
For a prime number p to qualify as a cluster prime, every even number less than p - 2 must be the difference of two primes, both of which are less than or equal to p.
As participants in the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS), more than 4,000 people worldwide are chasing after the record for the largest known prime number.