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"primer" in British English

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primernoun

/ˈpraɪ.mər/  us /-mɚ/
  • primer noun (PAINT)

[C or U] a ​type of ​paint that you put on a ​surface before the ​mainpaint is put on: It's ​best to use a coat of primer before the ​topcoat.
  • primer noun (BOOK)

[C] old-fashioned a ​smallbookcontainingbasicfacts about a ​subject, used ​especially when you are ​beginning to ​learn about that ​subject
(Definition of primer from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"primer" in American English

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primernoun [C]

 us   /ˈprɪm·ər/
a ​basictext for ​teaching something: As a primer for Navaho ​thinking, this ​book is a good ​place to ​start.

primernoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈprɑɪ·mər/
a ​type of ​paint put on a ​surface before putting on the ​mainpaint
(Definition of primer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “primer”
in Chinese (Simplified) 画, 底层涂料, 底漆…
in Chinese (Traditional) 畫, 底層塗料, 底漆…
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