a prime mover

a prime mover

someone who has a lot of influence in starting something important He was a prime mover in developing a new style of customer-friendly bookshops in the UK.
See also: mover, prime
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This will be followed by overview remarks from BART Director Carole Ward Allen, a prime mover of the Welfare to Work Forum.
Grossman and Rasson (2003) discussed the effects of part-load operation of both a prime mover and its associated absorption chiller.
The optimal operating conditions are similar for both cases, with a prime mover PLR of 1.
Chairman Hal Stratton was a prime mover in the implementation of a new federal web site, www.
Keilitz also served as a member of the NCAA Council from 1989 to 1992, and as a prime mover on several prestigious committees.
a prime mover in equipment and expertise in the munitions discharge.
However, downsizing can aggravate the relationship between a prime mover and its driven equipment in terms of torsional and lateral vibrations, and the resonance that amplifies these vibrations into destructive loads.
For example, if the unexpected, but not the expected, movements in a prime mover influence economic activity, then it may be possible to extract an approximate measure of the unexpected movements from the measure of the prime mover.
Then there would be no such thing as a prime mover that does not influence economic activity.
Based on such a definition, however, we could never be sure whether a specific varialbe was a prime mover or not.
If a prime mover is itself influenced by economic activity, then it may not make a good leading indicator.
The answer to the challenge that predictable policy reactions pose is to try to measure the endogenous component (the component influenced by current economic activity) of a prime mover and subtract it from the total.
Separate the changes in a prime mover into expected and unexpected components (1);
Separate the changes in a prime mover into exogenous (innovations) and endogenous components (2);
A new report from leading industry analyst AMR Research has named Categoric Software as a prime mover in the Supply Chain Event Management (SCEM) market.