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noun 
  1. A textbook formerly used in w:Primary education, primary education to teach the alphabet and other basic concepts.
  2. (biology) A single-stranded nucleic acid molecule required for the Wikipedia:DNA_replication, initiation of replication of a DNA molecule.
  3. Any substance used to start a fire.
  4. A small charge that burns furiously when given sufficient electrical current (w:blasting cap, Explosive primer) or when struck with force (w:Percussion cap, percussion caps) that ignites the main combustion, combustable substances in explosives or ammunition.
  5. A layer of paint designed to underlay a topcoat, used to enhance the adhesion and durability of the topcoat and help in protection of the surface.
  6. A device used to circulate gasoline into the ignition chamber of an engine.

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