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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.
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A joint spectral characterization of primeness for [C.sup.*]-algebras.
By the primeness of R and in light of Theorems A and B, we may assume that R is not a domain.
Muskrat pelt patterns and primeness. Technical Bulletin Number 29.