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a classic/perfect/prime example (=very typical)
▪ This is a classic example of how not to run a business.
▪ The pot is a perfect example of the Marine Style.
▪ This is a prime example of government incompetence.
a prime number (=a number such as 13 that can be divided only by itself and 1)
▪ After 7, what is the next prime number?
a prime target (=the most suitable or most likely to be chosen)
▪ Sporting events could become a prime target for terrorists.
Prime Minister
▪ the British Prime Minister
prime mover
▪ He was a prime mover in the bid to get better pay for West Indian cricketers.
prime number
prime rate
prime time
▪ a prime time entertainment programme
the primary/prime objective (=the main one)
▪ The primary objective of training is to improve performance.
the prime rate (=the lowest rate of interest at which companies can borrow money from a bank)
▪ The amount above the prime rate is determined by the bank’s assessment of the risk involved in making the loan.
the prime/chief/main suspect
▪ She didn’t realise he was the prime suspect in a murder case.
the prime/primary motive (=the main motive)
▪ Concern was her prime motive in visiting Mrs Green.
▪ Another prime candidate for nostalgia this Christmas is Otis Redding.
▪ San Francisco-based Bechtel is one of five companies in a consortium that is considered the prime candidate to build the 68-mile railroad.
▪ We would have thought this was a prime candidate for disclosure.
▪ Vinyl and aluminum siding are prime candidates to take flight in a high wind.
▪ In this area there is a surprising lack of desktop publishing software as it is obviously a prime candidate.
▪ This young woman seems a prime candidate.
▪ Joseph was a prime candidate for deportation.
▪ All prime candidates, a few hundred years ago, for the Witchfinder General.
▪ It remains a prime cause of inflation.
▪ The prime cause, they believe, was a succession of dry summers in the mid-1970s.
▪ Indeed, it is arguable that the different speeds of financial liberalisation are a prime cause of world trade and savings imbalances.
▪ Nevertheless, the craftsmanship revealed - whether the harmony is a casual result or a prime cause -; is remarkable.
▪ Britain has a political problem - and it is a prime cause of its economic problems.
▪ Poor ventilation and damp will almost certainly be the prime causes.
▪ Opposing forces were in precarious balance, and resolving their tug-of-war was his prime concern.
▪ Compare that with London or Paris, whose well-being is a prime concern of national governments.
▪ Reform of workhouse infirmaries was one of her prime concerns.
▪ Thirdly, the main decisions are taken by commercial interests which depend upon shareholders whose prime concern is to make money.
▪ Money, Suggs readily admits, was a prime concern.
▪ Individuals and their relationship to the social world were also the prime concern of Thomas.
▪ The college should have as its prime concern the nurture of ethics and integrity; they are the core of any professions.
▪ For their prime concern is conserving and showing plants.
▪ The prime example discussed by Stepp and Michalski involved classifying simple pictures of goods trains.
▪ Jimmy Buffett and Steve Winwood are prime examples.
▪ Sherlock Holmes is the prime example.
▪ A prime example is the Rio Vista West project.
▪ Eighteen-year-old Linda Charley is a prime example.
▪ The lycee was a prime example of old-fashioned fluency-last pedagogy.
▪ He was a prime example of self-disparagement.
▪ Some of it is merely popular or a prime example of a genre.
▪ The key to any understanding of the prime importance of the Soviet press is contained in Lenin's remarks on its function.
▪ These classic instances reveal above all the prime importance of communications.
▪ To no other group of soldiers functioning in this period was leadership a factor of such prime importance.
▪ The marriage is still of prime importance.
▪ But no one ever mentions two things which seem to me of prime importance in the whole relationship saga.
▪ He thought compatibility and interests which could be shared and understood were of prime importance.
▪ Here, reliability of quality and delivery is of prime importance because the producer works on minimal stock-holding of raw materials.
▪ The care of the environment is of prime importance to our business and is the responsibility of all employees.
▪ Lord Home, the last Etonian prime minister, disliked politics because it interfered with his sport.
▪ On Grey's becoming prime minister in 1831, Creevey got the post of treasurer of the ordnance at £1,200 a year.
▪ Kiichi Miyazawa, the prime minister, used to work in the finance ministry, which oversees the tax office.
▪ Ramsay MacDonald, soon to be the first Labour prime minister, was one of its graduates.
▪ Valtr Komarek Valtr Komarek, aged 59, is a deputy prime minister.
▪ Labour's policies may change, the prime minister says, but the values that underpin them remain eternal.
▪ In 455 the Goths were to be the prime movers in his elevation to imperial office.
▪ I congratulate you, prime mover!
▪ The other prime mover was that the slump is now in its dying throes.
▪ Since Public Opinion is supposed to be the prime mover in democracies, one might reasonably expect to find a vast literature.
▪ Nor was he thinking about who really was the prime mover, for he thought he knew that already.
▪ The press had become a prime mover in determining government policy and influencing public opinion.
▪ Whoever they were, Ulf and Eglaf are unlikely to have been the prime movers in the attack on Cnut.
▪ The prime mover was George Dodson.
▪ This instituted a partnership between central and local government with both having as a prime objective the promotion of the education service.
▪ So more and more families moved to the suburbs, with better schools their prime objective.
▪ Ability in the techniques of good management should be a prime objective of all surveyors.
▪ Your prime objective should assist you in coming to terms with the most limiting aspect of verbal presentations.
▪ Their prime objective was to learn, and it was easy to create a fun learning environment.
▪ This was the prime objective and the closing of the card catalogue was a consequence.
▪ The prime objective was to keep plateau production going for as long as possible through increased recovery and satellites.
▪ Nevertheless, the prime objective of forest management remains that of timber production.
▪ It may have implications for social policy, but this is not the prime purpose.
▪ The prime purpose might be to make money or to achieve a measure of self-sufficiency.
▪ He said the bank's prime purpose was to protect depositors.
▪ The prime purpose of John's nasal operation was remedial, now that he knew he wanted to make his career in ballet.
▪ Banks are now cutting their prime rates.
▪ Today, the prime rate is 2. 83 percentage points higher than the yield on a 10-year government note.
▪ At the time of writing, the prime rate is 8 percent and the rate of inflation is under 4 percent.
▪ That includes containing increases in corporate lending rates like the long-term prime rate.
▪ The long-term prime rate had been at a record low 2. 6 percent since early December.
▪ The interest rate may be fixed, or it may float with the prime rate.
▪ Certainly, one of the prime reasons for powerlessness is lack of obedience.
▪ It should not be the sole or prime reason or determinant of a decision.
▪ There are three prime reasons why they are so important.
▪ Again, one prime reason for developing cloning technology is to address these issues.
▪ Again, this should not be the prime reason for having it in our services.
▪ National service remained the prime reason for coalition.
▪ The prime reason for this inequality is the geographical distribution of economic power.
▪ That of course had not been his prime reason for going to Rhodes.
▪ His prime responsibility is the security of our prince.
▪ Which organization will accept prime responsibility for the performance of the proposed facilities to specifications?
▪ Again this is not her prime responsibility and preparation for teaching may be limited.
▪ The Communist Party's paralysis is one factor, but the prime responsibility lies with Labour's manic political caution.
▪ One prime responsibility of all states is the conduct of foreign policy.
▪ If speculators do attack, the governors stress that the prime responsibility for protecting a currency should lie with the government concerned.
▪ This prime site is adjacent to the dual carriageway at the main entrance to the port.
▪ M40 has eliminated a species of butterfly! 15% Shropshire prime site loss - Development Planning control.
▪ Such factors of course make Northern Ireland a prime site for locating computer operations which can be done discreetly with no eyeballing required.
▪ Fossil reefs are one of the prime sites to look for fossils of many different kinds besides the corals themselves.
▪ In explorations of the texture of racist discourses in recent years, the inner city has been a prime site for investigation.
▪ A male that has a string of prime sites and well-made nests attracts the most females.
▪ This prime site in the heart of the capital used to be a parking lot.
▪ Efficiency in competition is thus a prime source of selection and occurs in many aspects of social life.
▪ The third chapter is concerned with the prime source of information on the Earth: rocks and minerals.
▪ A prime source of violence resides in the elitist educational strategies that are firmly rooted in the school ethos.
▪ Noble landownership, the prime source of peasant resentment, was far from fading peacefully away.
▪ For others, the arts and beauty are their prime source of pleasure and happiness.
▪ Thus Blacks became a prime source of hostility for white unionists who set about erecting discriminatory barriers.
▪ At the receiving end of refugees from the Middle Volga, Rostov-on-Don was the prime source of cholera outbreaks.
▪ It was only later that smoking was seen to be the prime suspect.
▪ He's looking more and more like the prime suspect in a lengthening string of murders.
▪ The prime suspect was Vic, though how would he know Mungo was in here?
▪ Having met him, Dexter was convinced Lancaster was their prime suspect.
▪ The prime suspect is a man in his 20s, who wears blue overalls and a red baseball cap.
▪ Mr Pacey's new team has 500 prime suspects in its sights.
▪ Only interviews with the prime suspects could enlighten us now but, instead, they served to confuse still further.
▪ The prime target market, then, is seen to be pre-retirement.
▪ Although nationally distributed boxes do not change fronts often, the regional ones do, making them a prime target for collectors.
▪ It was clear the police were looking for reporters, that they were prime targets.
▪ The law and order section is a prime target for every kind of scam.
▪ They are, therefore, a prime target for advertisers trying to reach an affluent market.
▪ So why don't you both get off prime time telly immediately and make way for the new generation?
▪ Under no circumstances, however, should the Dole campaign let Buchanan speak during prime time at the Republican Convention.
▪ What a sweet deal that is-the stars get to look caring in exchange for prime time product placement.
▪ Blimey, the schedules must be crammed with quality home-grown shows to keep such a peach out of prime time.
▪ The concluding town hall meeting will be broadcast in prime time.
▪ The really interesting question is what will take its place in this vital prime time slot.
▪ Media Research Center analysts studied all 1995 prime time entertainment programs on the networks.
I give you the chairman/prime minister/groom etc
Prime Mover
▪ Aristotle proposes that the Primum Mobile turns as a result of a craving for perfection generated in it by the Prime Mover.
▪ But I think there's a more powerful force in this universe than the Prime Mover.
▪ He must place his trust in the Prime Mover.
▪ If she believed in the Prime Mover she would be praying.
▪ Spike couldn't rant against the Prime Mover.
▪ The universe is animated by an all-pervasive aspiration to a higher state, a greater perfection as embodied in the Prime Mover.
▪ This is a holy war, and only the Prime Mover can decide who lives and who dies.
▪ When our life systems are terminated we will again return to the Prime Mover.
prime cuts of beef
▪ Bigley was named the prime suspect in the murder.
▪ Cheryl is a prime candidate for the new managerial position.
▪ Our prime concern is for the child's safety.
▪ The FBI regarded him as its prime suspect in the case.
▪ The mall is in a prime location, visible from the freeway.
▪ Tourists are prime targets for theft and robbery.
Prime ministerial power, and therefore prime ministerial government is challenged.
▪ At least in Baja California, real estate should remain a prime factor in building new economic muscle.
▪ But perhaps its prime message is the crucial role that Rosat is likely to play in our understanding of these issues.
▪ Geoffrey Rippon, who was in charge of negotiations, reported to Whitelaw more often than to Heath, the prime minister.
▪ He argued that agglomeration diseconomies were the prime explanation for the decentralization.
▪ If so, the place for you is Usenet news, the Net's prime discussion area.
▪ Mr Kravchuk has clearly been rankled by polls which show that his prime minister is twice as popular as he is.
▪ The prime minister was primus inter pares in the cabinet-the first among equals.
I give you the chairman/prime minister/groom etc
Prime Mover
▪ Aristotle proposes that the Primum Mobile turns as a result of a craving for perfection generated in it by the Prime Mover.
▪ But I think there's a more powerful force in this universe than the Prime Mover.
▪ He must place his trust in the Prime Mover.
▪ If she believed in the Prime Mover she would be praying.
▪ Spike couldn't rant against the Prime Mover.
▪ The universe is animated by an all-pervasive aspiration to a higher state, a greater perfection as embodied in the Prime Mover.
▪ This is a holy war, and only the Prime Mover can decide who lives and who dies.
▪ When our life systems are terminated we will again return to the Prime Mover.
president-elect/governor-elect/prime minister-elect etc
▪ Even Margaret Thatcher in her prime could not carry her party on the question of Sundays.
▪ He was thirty-six years old, and his youth was gone, and even his prime was passing.
▪ In his prime, Vermeer developed what can only be called a formula, and a dazzling one.
▪ Surely you don't allow negative numbers to be primes?
▪ The bottom strand is numbered in the same way from the 5' end, but with primes on the numbers.
▪ The extract is bitter but tolerable, and the root has the taste of a radish past its prime.
▪ Those selected for slaughter are done so at about thirty months, however, when their meat is at its prime.
Prime Mover
▪ Aristotle proposes that the Primum Mobile turns as a result of a craving for perfection generated in it by the Prime Mover.
▪ But I think there's a more powerful force in this universe than the Prime Mover.
▪ He must place his trust in the Prime Mover.
▪ If she believed in the Prime Mover she would be praying.
▪ Spike couldn't rant against the Prime Mover.
▪ The universe is animated by an all-pervasive aspiration to a higher state, a greater perfection as embodied in the Prime Mover.
▪ This is a holy war, and only the Prime Mover can decide who lives and who dies.
▪ When our life systems are terminated we will again return to the Prime Mover.
president-elect/governor-elect/prime minister-elect etc
▪ Did you prime her with what to say?
▪ The Cowboys will be primed and poised.
▪ The Smiths were priming themselves for a spell in the top five.
▪ These are then primed to recognise and attack the real invader.
▪ When cleaned, non-ferrous metals are best brought to a bright finish before priming with zinc chromate or zinc phosphate.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Prime \Prime\, a. [F., fr. L. primus first, a superl. corresponding to the compar. prior former. See Prior, a., Foremost, Former, and cf. Prim, a., Primary, Prince.]

  1. First in order of time; original; primeval; primitive; primary. ``Prime forests.''

    She was not the prime cause, but I myself.

    Note: In this sense the word is nearly superseded by primitive, except in the phrase prime cost.

  2. First in rank, degree, dignity, authority, or importance; as, prime minister. ``Prime virtues.''

  3. First in excellence; of highest quality; as, prime wheat; a prime quality of cloth.

  4. Early; blooming; being in the first stage. [Poetic]

    His starry helm, unbuckled, showed him prime In manhood where youth ended.

  5. Lecherous; lustful; lewd. [Obs.]

  6. Marked or distinguished by a mark (') called a prime mark.

  7. (Math.)

    1. Divisible by no number except itself or unity; as, 7 is a prime number.

    2. Having no common factor; -- used with to; as, 12 is prime to 25. Prime and ultimate ratio. (Math.). See Ultimate. Prime conductor. (Elec.) See under Conductor. Prime factor (Arith.), a factor which is a prime number. Prime figure (Geom.), a figure which can not be divided into any other figure more simple than itself, as a triangle, a pyramid, etc. Prime meridian (Astron.), the meridian from which longitude is reckoned, as the meridian of Greenwich or Washington. Prime minister, the responsible head of a ministry or executive government; applied particularly to that of England. Prime mover. (Mech.)

      1. A natural agency applied by man to the production of power. Especially: Muscular force; the weight and motion of fluids, as water and air; heat obtained by chemical combination, and applied to produce changes in the volume and pressure of steam, air, or other fluids; and electricity, obtained by chemical action, and applied to produce alternation of magnetic force.

      2. An engine, or machine, the object of which is to receive and modify force and motion as supplied by some natural source, and apply them to drive other machines; as a water wheel, a water-pressure engine, a steam engine, a hot-air engine, etc.

    3. Fig.: The original or the most effective force in any undertaking or work; as, Clarkson was the prime mover in English antislavery agitation.

      Prime number (Arith.), a number which is exactly divisible by no number except itself or unity, as 5, 7, 11.

      Prime vertical (Astron.), the vertical circle which passes through the east and west points of the horizon.

      Prime-vertical dial, a dial in which the shadow is projected on the plane of the prime vertical.

      Prime-vertical transit instrument, a transit instrument the telescope of which revolves in the plane of the prime vertical, -- used for observing the transit of stars over this circle.


Prime \Prime\, n.

  1. The first part; the earliest stage; the beginning or opening, as of the day, the year, etc.; hence, the dawn; the spring.

    In the very prime of the world.

    Hope waits upon the flowery prime.

  2. The spring of life; youth; hence, full health, strength, or beauty; perfection. ``Cut off in their prime.''
    --Eustace. ``The prime of youth.''

  3. That which is first in quantity; the most excellent portion; the best part.

    Give him always of the prime.

  4. [F. prime, LL. prima (sc. hora). See Prime, a.] The morning; specifically (R. C. Ch.), the first canonical hour, succeeding to lauds.

    Early and late it rung, at evening and at prime.

    Note: Originally, prime denoted the first quarter of the artificial day, reckoned from 6 a. m. to 6 p. m. Afterwards, it denoted the end of the first quarter, that is, 9 a. m. Specifically, it denoted the first canonical hour, as now. Chaucer uses it in all these senses, and also in the sense of def. 1, above.

    They sleep till that it was pryme large.

  5. (Fencing) The first of the chief guards.

  6. (Chem.) Any number expressing the combining weight or equivalent of any particular element; -- so called because these numbers were respectively reduced to their lowest relative terms on the fixed standard of hydrogen as 1.

  7. (Arith.) A prime number. See under Prime, a.

  8. An inch, as composed of twelve seconds in the duodecimal system; -- denoted by [']. See 2d Inch, n., 1.

    Prime of the moon, the new moon at its first appearance.


Prime \Prime\, v. i.

  1. To be renewed, or as at first. [Obs.]

    Night's bashful empress, though she often wane, As oft repeats her darkness, primes again.

  2. To serve as priming for the charge of a gun.

  3. To work so that foaming occurs from too violent ebullition, which causes water to become mixed with, and be carried along with, the steam that is formed; -- said of a steam boiler.


Prime \Prime\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Primed; p. pr. & vb. n. Priming.] [From Prime, a.]

  1. To apply priming to, as a musket or a cannon; to apply a primer to, as a metallic cartridge.

  2. To lay the first color, coating, or preparation upon (a surface), as in painting; as, to prime a canvas, a wall.

  3. To prepare; to make ready; to instruct beforehand; to post; to coach; as, to prime a witness; the boys are primed for mischief. [Colloq.]

  4. To trim or prune, as trees. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]

  5. (Math.) To mark with a prime mark.

    To prime a pump, to charge a pump with water, in order to put it in working condition.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., "first in order," from Latin primus "first, the first, first part," figuratively "chief, principal; excellent, distinguished, noble" (source also of Italian and Spanish primo), from pre-Italic *prismos, superlative of PIE *preis- "before," from root *per- (1) "beyond, through" (see per).\n

\nMeaning "first in importance" is from 1610s in English; that of "first-rate" is from 1620s. Arithmetical sense (as in prime number) is from 1560s; prime meridian is from 1878. Prime time originally (c.1500) meant "spring time;" broadcasting sense of "peak tuning-in period" is attested from 1961.


"earliest canonical hour" (6 a.m.), Old English prim, from Medieval Latin prima "the first service," from Latin prima hora "the first hour" (of the Roman day). Meaning "most vigorous stage" first recorded 1530s; specifically "springtime of human life" (often meaning ages roughly 21 to 28) is from 1590s. In classical Latin, noun uses of the adjective meant "first part, beginning; leading place."


"to fill, charge, load" (a weapon), 1510s, probably from prime (adj.). Meaning "to cover with a first coat of paint or dye" is from c.1600. To prime a pump (c.1840) meant to pour water down the tube, which saturated the sucking mechanism and made it draw up water more readily. Related: Primed; priming.


Etymology 1

  1. 1 first in importance, degree, or rank. 2 first in time, order, or sequence. 3 first in excellence, quality, or value. 4 (context mathematics lay English) Having exactly two integral factors: itself and unity (1 in the case of integers). 5 (context mathematics technical English) Such that if it divides a product, it divides one of the multiplicands. 6 (context mathematics English) Having its complement closed under multiplication: said only of ideals. 7 Marked or distinguished by the prime symbol. 8 Early; blooming; being in the first stage. 9 (context obsolete English) Lecherous; lustful; lewd. n. 1 (context Christianity historical English) One of the daily offices of prayer of the Western Church, associated with the early morning (typically 6 a.m.). 2 (context obsolete English) The early morning. 3 (context now rare English) The earliest stage of something. 4 The most active, thriving, or successful stage or period. Etymology 2


  2. 1 (context transitive English) To prepare a mechanism for its main work. 2 (context transitive English) To apply a coat of primer paint to. 3 (context obsolete intransitive English) To be renewed. 4 (context intransitive English) To serve as priming for the charge of a gun. 5 (context intransitive of a steam boiler English) To work so that foaming occurs from too violent ebullition, which causes water to become mixed with, and be carried along with, the steam that is formed. 6 To apply priming to (a musket or cannon); to apply a primer to (a metallic cartridge). 7 To prepare; to make ready; to instruct beforehand; to coach. 8 (context UK dialect obsolete English) To trim or prune. 9 (context math English) To mark with a prime mark.

  1. adj. first in rank or degree; "an architect of premier rank"; "the prime minister" [syn: premier(a), prime(a)]

  2. used of the first or originating agent; "prime mover" [syn: prime(a)]

  3. of superior grade; "choice wines"; "prime beef"; "prize carnations"; "quality paper"; "select peaches" [syn: choice, prime(a), prize, quality, select]

  4. of or relating to or being an integer that cannot be factored into other integers; "prime number"

  5. at the best stage; "our manhood's prime vigor"- Robert Browning

  1. v. insert a primer into (a gun, mine, charge, etc.) preparatory to detonation or firing; "prime a cannon"; "prime a mine"

  2. cover with a primer; apply a primer to [syn: ground, undercoat]

  3. fill with priming liquid; "prime a car engine"

  1. n. a number that has no factor but itself and 1 [syn: prime quantity]

  2. the period of greatest prosperity or productivity [syn: flower, peak, heyday, bloom, blossom, efflorescence, flush]

  3. the second canonical hour; about 6 a.m.

  4. the time of maturity when power and vigor are greatest [syn: prime of life]

Prime (disambiguation)

A prime or prime number is a natural number that has exactly two distinct natural number divisors: 1 and itself.

Prime (Latin for "first") or the acronym PRIME may also refer to:

Prime (symbol)

The prime symbol ( ′ ), double prime symbol ( ″ ), triple prime symbol ( ‴ ), quadruple prime symbol ( ⁗ ) etc., are used to designate units and for other purposes in mathematics, the sciences, linguistics and music. The prime symbol should not be confused with the apostrophe, single quotation mark, acute accent, or grave accent; the double prime symbol should not be confused with the double quotation mark, the ditto mark, or the letter double apostrophe. The prime symbol is very similar to the Hebrew geresh, but in modern fonts the geresh is designed to be aligned with the Hebrew letters and the prime symbol not, so they should not be interchanged.

Prime (order theory)

In mathematics, an element p of a partial order (P, ≤) is a meet prime element when p is the principal element of a principal prime ideal. Equivalently, if P is a lattice, ptop, and for all a, b in P,

abp implies ap or bp.
Prime (film)

Prime is a 2005 American romantic comedy film starring Uma Thurman, Meryl Streep and Bryan Greenberg. It was written and directed by Ben Younger. The film grossed $67,937,503 worldwide.

Prime (Transformers)
PRIME (lifestyle management company)

PrimeConcept/PRIME is a Russian company, headquartered in Moscow.

PRIME (PRobe Incorporation Mediated by Enzymes)

PRIME (PRobe Incorporation Mediated by Enzymes) is a molecular biology research tool developed by Alice Y. Ting and the Ting Lab at MIT for site-specific labeling of proteins in living cells with chemical probes. Probes often have useful biophysical properties, such as fluorescence, and allow imaging of proteins. Ultimately, PRIME enables scientists to study functions of specific proteins of interest.

Prime (New Zealand)

Prime is the second privately owned national free-to-air television broadcaster currently available in New Zealand. The broadcaster airs a varied mix of programming, largely imported from Australia, the UK and the United States, as well as free-to-air rugby union and cricket matches.

It was originally owned by Prime Television Limited in Australia. Prime later entered into a joint-venture agreement with Nine Entertainment Co. (Nine Network Australia), causing the network's graphics to look like Nine Network. On 8 February 2006, the Commerce Commission gave Sky Television clearance to purchase the station for NZ$31 million.

Prime's analogue terrestrial signals had covered 91% of the population via the state-owned Kordia transmission network. It is currently available in digitally free-to-air form via Sky Network Television on satellite and Kordia on terrestrial. Vodafone also carry the channel for their cable subscribers in Wellington and Christchurch.

Prime (comics)

Prime is a superhero created by Bob Jacob, Gerard Jones, Len Strazewski, and Norm Breyfogle. He debuted in Prime #1 under Malibu Comics' Ultraverse imprint, and was one of its flagship characters along with Mantra and Hardcase . The character design was credited to Bret Blevins. The character also appeared in the superhero group Ultraforce.

Prime is really a thirteen-year-old boy named Kevin Green with the power to transform into a super-powered adult. In this sense, he is much like the Golden Age Captain Marvel. Like the Modern Age version of Captain Marvel, Kevin retains the thoughts, memories and consciousness of his thirteen-year-old self as Prime. This is a chief source of conflict for the character as he is frequently placed in adult situations and circumstances he may not be mature enough to deal with.

Prime (liturgy)

Prime, or the First Hour, is a fixed time of prayer of the traditional Divine Office (Canonical Hours), said at the first hour of daylight (approximately 7:00 a.m.), between the morning Hour of Lauds and the 9 a.m. Hour of Terce. It is part of the Christian liturgies of Eastern Christianity, but in the Latin Rite it was suppressed by the liturgical reforms following the Second Vatican Council. However, clergy who have an obligation to celebrate the Liturgy of the Hours may still fulfil their obligation by using the Roman Breviary promulgated by Pope John XXIII in 1962, which contains the Hour of Prime. Like all the liturgical hours, except the Office of Readings, it consists primarily of Psalms. It is one of the Little Hours.

Prime (Flanders)

Prime is a Belgian premium television service owned by Telenet, the Belgian content division of Liberty Global. Prime launched together with its sister service Prime Sport (later Sporting Telenet and now Play Sports) on September 3, 2005 and replaced the Canal+ Flanders television channels. The service offers multiple film channels with Belgian and international productions many of which are television premières.

The service launched with five channels and a timeshift version of the main channel. Starting March 2015, all channels are broadcsted exclusively in HD, the timeshift version of PRIME Star (PRIME Star +1) has thus been closed down. The channels are only available on Telenet (Belgium) and its Yelo Play service with the Play More package.


PRIME is a specification for narrow band powerline communication. Power-line communication uses power lines as transmission media.

PRIME is an acronym for "PoweRline Intelligent Metering Evolution".

PRIME was conceived in 2007. First publications date back to 2008. In 2009 multi-vendor interoperability was demonstrated and the PRIME Alliance launched. The PRIME Alliance has interoperability tests in place, which are carried out by multiple accredited test laboratories. Currently, the tests have been passed by over 40 products.

Most popular usage of PRIME is in AMI. According to PRIME Alliance more than 5 million meters in 9 countries are deployed.

Prime (graffiti artist)

Jose "Prime" Reza, (b. October 5, 1971) is a Mexican-American Dark Progressivist artist born and raised in the Pico-Union District of Downtown Los Angeles. Prime is credited with being a founding father of Los Angeles stylized graffiti lettering, a hybrid of Cholo lettering and East Coast style graffiti that is often bold, aggressive, and monochromatic.

Prime is considered one of the most influential artists in the history of Los Angeles public wall writing, combining "traditional east coast painting techniques with geometric gangster-style blocks."

Complex Magazine included Prime on their list "25 greatest L.A. Graffiti Writers" noting that, "...his pieces from the early 80's still shit on most stuff today." The Vibe History of Hip Hop acknowledges Prime's vital contributions to L.A.'s distinctive graffiti style in a chapter titled "Early Los Angeles Hip Hop" written by Ben Higa.

Usage examples of "prime".

Unless, Miller had said, you used it as a fuse, a primer, stuck to the tons of Amatol or Torpex or whatever they used.

There were some packages of pre-fabricated explosives with amatol, primer and chemical detonator combined in one neat unit with a miniature timing device that ranged from five seconds to five minutes, complete with sucker clamps.

At that point, they may find themselves with split loyalties: on the one hand, to defend the prime law of the anthropic cosmos, while at the same time, not wanting to surrender their misguided but nevertheless human peers into the claws of a great evil.

Haad Anchorage was not significantly larger than most other seaports on this largely archipelagic water world, but it had been originally designated Site Prime by the Terran expedition that had first settled here over a century ago.

At fifty, Arroyo looked sleek, slick, and ready for prime time, his razor-cut pompadour in perfect order, glasses lightly tinted, manicured nails buffed to a subtle gloss.

Parkinson have looked at the notes, seen Becca had a bareback sister and decided she was a prime candidate for a mutilated child?

However, in my own barracoon I have two hundred prime creatures, the best you will find in a thousand miles of sailing.

Despite his genuine friendship with Hyde, Berman knew that the chairman was well past his prime, not in good health and had a tendency to be lazy.

Her prime weaknesses, aside from the habit of prosaic disillusionment, are a tendency toward erroneous geography and history and a fatal predilection for bestrewing her novels with insipid little poems, attributed to one or another of the characters.

Getting this group to talk freely about their bras was going to require serious priming of the pump.

The portal creaked inward and faces peered out, sallow in the glow of cheap tallow dips, or brosy with drink and primed to proffer lewd comment.

Have you received a transmission of a holograph from Rhise Prime in the past 60 seconds?

To have risked the life of himself and his groom, not to mention the lives of two prime pieces of horseflesh to rescue a silly girl who did not need rescuing, was enough to try the patience of a saint.

Earl of Dumfries would be traveling on prime horseflesh as well, so the possibility of gaining on them was limited.

She learned to properly stretch and prime a canvas, to ink a lithography stone.