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English noun: primer

1. primer (communication) an introductory textbook


Broader (hypernym)school text, schoolbook, text, text edition, textbook


Narrower (hyponym)hornbook, speller

2. primer (artifact) any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant


Synonymsfuse, fusee, fuze, fuzee, priming


Broader (hypernym)igniter, ignitor, light, lighter


Narrower (hyponym)detonating fuse, safety fuse, time-fuse

3. primer (artifact) the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface


Synonymsflat coat, ground, primer coat, priming, priming coat, undercoat


Broader (hypernym)coat of paint


Narrower (hyponym)couch









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