A symbol used to distinguish one quantity ("
prime") from another related . Prime marks are most commonly used to denote

1. Transformed coordinates,

2. Conjugate points,

3. derivatives,

4. The complement of a set ,

5. As an alternate notation for transpose.

Of course, the term "prime" also refers to a prime number. The Wolfram Language command
giving the th prime number is `Prime`[*n*].

## See also

Double Prime,

Prime Algebraic Number,

Prime Formulas,

Prime
Number
## Related Wolfram sites

http://functions.wolfram.com/NumberTheoryFunctions/Prime/
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## References

Bringhurst, R. *The Elements of Typographic Style, 2nd ed.* Point Roberts, WA: Hartley and Marks,
p. 283, 1997.## Referenced on Wolfram|Alpha

Prime
## Cite this as:

Weisstein, Eric W. "Prime." From *MathWorld*--A
Wolfram Web Resource. https://mathworld.wolfram.com/Prime.html

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