Prime Computer
<company> (Or "Pr1ME") A minicomputer manufacturer.
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Primenet, Inc.
Arizona's Internet provider.
(19941208)
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prime number theorem
<mathematics> The number of prime numbers less than x is about x/log(x).
Here "is about" means that the ratio of the two things tends to 1 as x tends to
infinity. This was first conjectured by Gauss in the early 19th century, and was
proved (independently) by Hadamard and de la Vall'ee Poussin in 1896. Their
proofs relied on complex analysis, but Erdös and Selberg later found an
"elementary" proof.
(19950410)
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prime time
(From TV programming) Normal highusage hours on a timesharing system; the day
shift. Avoidance of prime time was traditionally given as a major reason for
night mode hacking. The rise of the personal workstation has rendered this term,
along with timesharing itself, almost obsolete. The hackish tendency to
latenight hacking runs has changed not a bit.
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(19950118)
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