Definition of Priming

1. Noun. The act of making something ready.

Generic synonyms: Preparation, Readying



2. Noun. Any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant.
Exact synonyms: Fuse, Fusee, Fuze, Fuzee, Primer
Specialized synonyms: Detonating Fuse, Safety Fuse, Time-fuse
Generic synonyms: Igniter, Ignitor, Light, Lighter
Derivative terms: Fuse, Prime

3. Noun. The first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface.
Exact synonyms: Flat Coat, Ground, Primer, Primer Coat, Priming Coat, Undercoat
Generic synonyms: Coat Of Paint
Specialized synonyms: Couch
Derivative terms: Ground, Prime, Undercoat

Definition of Priming

1. n. The powder or other combustible used to communicate fire to a charge of gunpowder, as in a firearm.

Definition of Priming

1. Noun. (psychology) The implicit memory effect in which exposure to a stimulus influences response to a subsequent stimulus. ¹

2. Noun. A substance used as a primer. ¹

3. Verb. (present participle of prime) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Priming

1. the act of one that primes [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Priming

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Literary usage of Priming

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1. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1878)
"priming, and to dry quicker, and moreover, of containing a white absolutely innocuous to the ... The oil priming consists of several coats of oil colours. ..."

2. The Design of Steel Mill Buildings and the Calculation of Stresses in Framed by Milo Smith Ketchum (1921)
"priming or Shop Coat.—Engineers are very much divided as to what makes the best priming coat; some specify a first coat of pure linseed oil and others a ..."

3. The Design of Steel Mill Buildings and the Calculation of Stresses in Framed by Milo Smith Ketchum (1921)
"priming or Shop Coat.—Engineers are very much divided as to what makes the best priming coat; some specify a first coat of pure linseed oil and others a ..."

4. Annual Report by Ohio State Board of Agriculture (1876)
"Though light in weight, you will get some as fine tobacco from these priming'! as any in your crop, and it is simply folly to throw them away. ..."

5. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, Charles Robert Cross, John Trowbridge, Samuel Kneeland, George Bliss (1852)
"The priming of the rifle is in small pills, of which one hundred are placed in a box, from which the gun supplies itself without fail. ..."

6. Steam Power Plant Piping System: Their Design, Installation and Maintenance by William Lorenzo Morris (1909)
"Class H7 — Low-Pressure Water; to Pump priming Pipes. A low-pressure water connection should always be provided for priming fire pumps. ..."

7. Steam-boiler Construction: A Practical Handbook for Engineers, Boiler-makers by Walter S. Hutton (1891)
"priming of Steam Boilers.—When water is carried with the steam from the ... priming is caused by the resistance to the escape of the steam-bubbles opposed ..."

8. Boiler Chemistry and Feed Water Supplies by James Hugh Paul (1919)
"CHAPTER XIV priming priming is a condition in which liquid water leaves the boilers with the steam, and this water is quite distinct from that always ..."

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