Definition of “primer” - English Dictionary

“primer” in British English

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primernoun

/ˈpraɪ.mər/ /ˈpraɪ.mɚ/

(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 basic text 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 main paint

(Definition of “primer” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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