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PRIMING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does priming mean? 

PRIMING (noun)
  The noun PRIMING has 3 senses:

1. the act of making something ready
2. any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant
3. the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface

  Familiarity information: PRIMING used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PRIMING (noun)


Sense 1priming [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of making something ready

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("priming" is a kind of...):

preparation; readying (the activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose)


Sense 2priming [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

fuze; fuse; primer; priming; fuzee; fusee

Hypernyms ("priming" is a kind of...):

igniter; ignitor; light; lighter (a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "priming"):

detonating fuse (a fuse containing an explosive)

safety fuse (a slow-burning fuse consisting of a tube or cord filled or saturated with combustible matter; used to ignite detonators from a distance)

time-fuse (a fuse made to burn for a given time (especially to explode a bomb))


Sense 3priming [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

flat coat; priming coat; primer coat; undercoat; priming; primer; ground

Hypernyms ("priming" is a kind of...):

coat of paint (a layer of paint covering something else)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "priming"):

couch (a flat coat of paint or varnish used by artists as a primer)


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