Meaning of primer


Pronunciation: (prim'ur or, esp. Brit., prī'mur), [key]
— n.
  1. an elementary book for teaching children to read.
  2. any book of elementary principles: a primer of phonetics.
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Pronunciation: (prī'mur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that primes.
  2. a cap, cylinder, etc., containing a compound that may be exploded by percussion or other means, used for firing a charge of powder.
  3. a first coat or layer of paint, size, etc., given to any surface as a base, sealer, or the like.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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