(n.) In Sanskrit grammar, a lengthening of the simple vowels a, i, e, by prefixing an a element. The term is sometimes used to denote the same vowel change in other languages.
(1) Classical Ayurvedic texts including Carakasamhita and Susrutasamhita provide foundational assumptions about the body, the self, and gunas, which provide the underpinnings for the ethical system.
(2) According to Vedic concepts, personality is composed of three elements (gunas): i. Satva (pure qualities), ii.
(a.) First in order of time; original; primeval; primitive; primary.
(a.) First in rank, degree, dignity, authority, or importance; as, prime minister.
(a.) First in excellence; of highest quality; as, prime wheat; a prime quality of cloth.
(a.) Early; blooming; being in the first stage.
(a.) Lecherous; lustful; lewd.
(a.) Marked or distinguished by a mark (') called a prime mark.
(n.) The first part; the earliest stage; the beginning or opening, as of the day, the year, etc.; hence, the dawn; the spring.
(n.) The spring of life; youth; hence, full health, strength, or beauty; perfection.
(n.) That which is first in quantity; the most excellent portion; the best part.
(a.) The morning; specifically (R. C. Ch.), the first canonical hour, succeeding to lauds.
(a.) The first of the chief guards.
(a.) 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.
(a.) A prime number. See under Prime, a.
(a.) An inch, as composed of twelve seconds in the duodecimal system; -- denoted by [']. See 2d Inch, n., 1.
(a.) To apply priming to, as a musket or a cannon; to apply a primer to, as a metallic cartridge.
(a.) To lay the first color, coating, or preparation upon (a surface), as in painting; as, to prime a canvas, a wall.
(a.) To prepare; to make ready; to instruct beforehand; to post; to coach; as, to prime a witness; the boys are primed for mischief.
(a.) To trim or prune, as trees.
(a.) To mark with a prime mark.
(v. i.) To be renewed, or as at first.
(v. i.) To serve as priming for the charge of a gun.
(v. i.) 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.
(1) We conclude that the priming effect is not a clinically significant phenomenon during natural pollen exposure in allergic rhinitis patients.
(2) The results indicate that OA-bearing macrophages primed T cells and generated helper T cells, whereas the culture of normal lymphocytes with soluble OA in the absence of macrophages generated suppressor T cells.
(3) PMNs could be primed for PMA-triggered oxidative burst by muramyl peptide molecules (MDP) and two of its adjuvant active nonpyrogenic derivatives.
(4) Brown's model, which goes far further than those from any other senior Labour figure, and the modest new income tax powers for Holyrood devised when he was prime minister, edge the party much closer to the quasi-federal plans championed by the Liberal Democrats.
(5) For related pairs, both the primes (first pictures) and targets (second pictures) varied in rated "typicality" (Rosch, 1975), being either typical or relatively atypical members of their primary superordinate category.
(6) One-nation prime ministers like Cameron found the libertarians useful for voting against taxation; inconvenient when they got too loud about heavy-handed government.
(7) Critics say he is unelectable as prime minister and will never be able to implement his plans, but he has nonetheless pulled attention back to an issue that many thought had gone away for good.
(8) We conclude that both exogenously applied PAF by inhalation and antigen exposure are capable of inducing LAR in sensitized guinea pigs, and thus the priming effect of immunization and PAF may contribute to the development of LAR observed in asthma.
(9) The surge the prime minister talks about can only be achieved by coordinating assets across 43 forces.
(10) As evidence, they show no mediated semantic-phonological priming during picture naming: Retrieval of sheep primes goat, but the activation of goat is not transmitted to its phonological relative, goal.
(11) Among the guests invited to witness the flypast were six second world war RAF pilots, dubbed the “few” by the wartime prime minister, Winston Churchill.
(12) Speaking to a handpicked audience of community representatives, the prime minister said he had not allowed the EU to get its way.
(13) The prime minister’s spokeswoman said: “We think this can be done in line with EU and international law and it is important it is introduced and set up in the right way.
(14) James Cameron, vice-chairman of Climate Change Capital , an environmental investment group, and a member of the prime minister's Business Advisory Group , says: "I think the UK has, in essence, become a better place for green investors.
(15) Although alum adsorbed allergen could induce IgE synthesis in mice primed with liposome entrapped allergen the increase in serum specific IgE levels was lower than the animals primed and challenged with alum adsorbed allergen.
(16) David Cameron was accused of revealing his ill-suppressed Bullingdon Club instincts when he shouted at the Labour frontbencher Angela Eagle to "calm down, dear" as she berated him for misleading MPs at prime minister's questions.
(17) The appointment of the mayor of London's brother, who formally becomes a Cabinet Office minister, is one of a series of moves designed to strengthen the political operation in Downing Street and to patch up the prime minister's frayed links with the Conservative party.
(18) On raw music scores a sex-linked, time-of-day-induced priming effect was due to the prior presentation of CVs--that is, cognitive priming.
(19) The citizenship debate is tawdry, conflated and ultimately pointless | Richard Ackland Read more On Wednesday, the prime minister criticised lawyers for backing terrorists.
(20) The prime minister insisted, however, that he and other world leaders were not being stubborn over demands that the Syrian leader, President Bashar al-Assad, step down at the end of the peace process.