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first

(Earlier), adjective aboriginal, anterior, earlier, earliest, embryonic, inaugural, incipient, introductory, primeval, primitive, prior
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first

(Superior), adjective antecedent, authentic, capital, cardinal, central, chief, crowning, dominant, highest, important, initial, leading, maiden, main, original, paramount, precessional, precursory, preferred, premier, primary, prime, primordial, principal, second to none, starting, stellar, superior, supreme, vital
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adverb ab initio, at first, at the outset, before, chiefly, first and foremost, firstly, formerly, from the beginning, initially, in the beginning, in the front, originally, principally
See also: ab initio, basic, cardinal, central, dominant, essential, important, initial, leading, original, paramount, precursory, preferred, previous, primary, prime, primordial, principal, prior, prototype, stellar, unprecedented
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PRNewswire/ -- The Chrysler Foundation today announced more than $230,000 in grants to support students participating in FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC)(grades 9-12) and FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC)(grades 7-12) programs in Arizona, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan.
The Chairman's Award entry will be submitted next month at the WPI FIRST Robotics regional competition.
Al Serra will be providing all the GM Cadillac products for our car showcase at FIRST Robotics," she added.
1 in Arizona; 1 in Illinois; 2 in Indiana; and 30 in Michigan, which has more registered FIRST Robotics Teams than any other state
The FIRST Robotics Competition is a unique 'varsity Sport for the Mind[TM]' designed to help young people discover the interesting and rewarding aspects of engineering and research, while challenging teams and their mentors to solve problems in a six-week timeframe using a standard Kit of Parts and a common set of rules.
FIRST(For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is exposing students in its FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) program to Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) to learn how to analyze data gathered in preparation for the 2014 FIRST Robotics Competition season.
WORCESTER - The Clinton High School/Nypro FIRST Robotics Team begins its 22nd season of competition this weekend at the WPI FIRST Regional in Worcester.
The FIRST Robotics Competition is an annual event that helps inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers and innovators.
These young women have already started preparing for their careers through their involvement in our FIRST Robotics teams.
MARLBORO - "The generosity we witnessed today just amazes me," commented Sarah Sheldon, organizer of the Assabet Valley Regional Technical High's FIRST Robotics team community service event.
DENVER -- Gates Corporation today announced plans to support the 2011 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) for a fourth consecutive year.
During the hockey season, Toyota will sponsor a "Power Play Community Donation" program, with the company donating $250 for each Wolverine power play goal to FIRST Robotics of Michigan.