Primer

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Primer may refer to:

  • Primer (cosmetics), a cream or lotion applied before another cosmetic to improve coverage and lengthen the amount of time the cosmetic lasts on the face
  • Primer (firearm), such as the Berdan or Boxer primer; the percussion cap for centerfire ammunition
  • Primer (gasoline engine), a device on some petrol engines used to prime the engine with gasoline before starting it
  • Primer (molecular biology), a nucleic acid strand (or related molecule) that serves as a starting point for DNA replication
  • Primer (paint), a coating applied to a surface to prepare it for paint or another coating or adhesive
  • Primer (textbook), a textbook used in primary education to teach the alphabet and other basic subjects
  • Book of hours, a medieval illuminated manuscript
  • Explosive primer, a small explosive device also known as a blasting cap
  • Great primer, a font size of 18 points
  • Primer-E Primer, software for statistical analysis of ecological data
  • Trap primer, a plumbing device or valve that adds water to traps

Music, film and arts[edit]

  • Primer (album), a 1995 music album by the musical group Rockapella
  • Primer (film), a 2004 feature film written and directed by Shane Carruth
  • Primer (video), a home documentary about the funk band Living Colour
  • The New England Primer (1688), a colonial American/Puritan primer with morality-themed rhymes
  • Primer 55, an American Alternative metal band
  • "The Primer", a song from the 2005 album Alaska by Between the Buried and Me

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