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Stands for Prescribed Right to Income and Maximum Equity, a certificate that entitles the owner to the dividend/income from an underlying security, but not to the capital appreciation of that security.


1. In commercial banking, the best available interest rate under most circumstances. Generally speaking, only the most creditworthy customers receive the prime, but this is not always true. In any case, a prime serves as a benchmark against which other interest rates are compared. In this sense, it is also called the prime rate.

2. Describing the highest possible credit rating on a bond, either Aaa (for Moody's) or AAA (for S&P and Fitch).


1. Of or relating to a debt security rated AAA or Aaa.
2. See prime rate.


To come before another creditor in terms of priority of payment should there be insufficient assets to pay all creditors.A first mortgage holder primes a second mortgage holder,who primes a later judgment creditor, who primes a general unsecured creditor. Filing for bankruptcy reshuffles the deck,as the bankruptcy trustee primes large categories of creditors.

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blinc black lash primer provides an incredible base of volume & length for your lashes, prior to applying your mascara.
If the template SNP matches (anneals) to the 3' ends of primers 1 and 3, as in Figure lc, ligation products (1+2) and (3+4) can now each be denatured, and may now act as template for the annealing and ligation of the opposite primer pair.
Before using the primer, check the technical data sheet (TDS) and material safety data sheet (MSDS) for personal protective equipment you need to safely use the product.
We selected 21 forward/reverse primer combinations from the 3 sets described above.
In this time of primer shortages some panicked buyers are picking up any sort available.
Primer length and sequence are critical in amplifying PCR products with specificity and efficiency (Dieffenbach et al.
PPG Aerospace is said to be working closely with customers during the launch of Aerocron electrocoat primer to allow them to gain product and process experience before ramping up.
The primer also includes information about interoperability standards and gives examples of interoperability solutions in districts.
Since 1988, seasonality and clinical outcomes and numerous different primer pairs have been used to identify HRV; how well these methods perform on new HRV types is uncertain.
Of primary importance is the determination of the interface of failure (adhesive, cohesive, primer, phosphate, etc.
Primer papers on topics of importance to the grain-based food industry are now available from AACC International, the organisation of professionals who contribute to the research, development, and processing of grains and grain-based products.
Some manufacturers may recommend numerous applications of primer with air thinning in between.