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noun as in briefing

noun as in loading

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How much faster someone responds is a measure of their semantic priming.

The first shot acts as a priming dose for the immune system and is not believed to offer much protection on its own.

When fathers hold and play with their children, oxytocin and prolactin kick in, priming them for bonding.

And, of course, there was the infamous statement that Ben Bernanke would be committing “treason” by priming the economy.

A certain amount of Keynesian pump-priming, of the right sort, won't do any harm—but it probably won-t do much good either.

A certain amount of Keynesian pump-priming, of the right sort, won't do any harm - but it probably won't do much good either.

The gun was self-priming and self-cocking; the powder charge was enclosed in a copper case.

I looked to the priming of my pistols, and embarked very tranquilly on the evening of the 12th of July.

There was no water in the cabin, and the sweat from our hands would spoil a priming unless care was taken.

Hastily priming the tube, I whipped on a cap, then beckoned to old Trull.

Cook wished to fire his musket, but the priming would not go off.


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On this page you'll find 43 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to priming, such as: conference, discussion, information, instruction, meeting, and update.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.