Priming

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Priming may refer to:

  • Priming (agriculture), a form of seed planting preparation, in which seeds are soaked before planting
  • Priming (immunology), a process occurring when a specific antigen is presented to naive lymphocytes causing them to differentiate either into armed effector cells or into memory cells
  • Priming (media), a cognitive process in which media information increases temporarily the accessibility of knowledge units in the memory of an individual
  • Priming (microbiology), the effect that nutrients have on the rate of organic matter decomposition.
  • Priming (psychology), a process in which the processing of a target stimulus is aided or altered by the presentation of a previously presented stimulus
  • Priming (science), a process of cleaning and preparing equipment before experimentation
  • Priming (steam locomotive), a harmful condition in which water is carried over from the boiler of a steam locomotive
  • Priming (structural) in psycholinguistics, a form of positive priming that induces a tendency to repeat or more easily process a sentence that is similar in structure to one previously presented
  • Priming beta-ketosynthase in chemistry, a domain of polyketide synthases with a thiol group on a cysteine side-chain
  • The process by which a pump is filled with fluid and made able to operate
  • Priming the pump or economic stimulus, attempts to use monetary or fiscal policy to stimulate the economy
  • Priming sugar or glucose, a simple monosaccharide found in plants

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