Found 3 items, similar to primitive.
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English → English
adj 1: belonging to an early stage of technical development;
characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness;
“the crude weapons and rude agricultural implements of
; “primitive movies of the 1890s”
“primitive living conditions in the Appalachian
2: little evolved from or characteristic of an earlier
ancestral type; “archaic forms of life”
; “the okapi is a short-necked primitive cousin of
3: used of preliterate or tribal or nonindustrial societies;
4: of or created by one without formal training; simple or
naive in style; “primitive art such as that by Grandma
Moses is often colorful and striking”
n 1: a person who belongs to early stage of civilization [syn: primitive person
2: a mathematical expression from which another expression is
3: a word serving as the basis for inflected or derived forms;
"`pick' is the primitive from which `picket' is derived"
English → English
, a. [L. primitivus, fr. primus the
first: cf. F. primitif. See Prime
1. Of or pertaining to the beginning or origin, or to early
times; original; primordial; primeval; first; as,
primitive innocence; the primitive church. “Our primitive
2. Of or pertaining to a former time; old-fashioned;
characterized by simplicity; as, a primitive style of
3. Original; primary; radical; not derived; as, primitive
verb in grammar.
Primitive axes of co["o]rdinate
(Geom.), that system of
axes to which the points of a magnitude are first
referred, with reference to a second set or system, to
which they are afterward referred.
(Mus.), that chord, the lowest note of
which is of the same literal denomination as the
fundamental base of the harmony; -- opposed to derivative.
--Moore (Encyc. of Music).
(Spherical Projection), the circle cut
from the sphere to be projected, by the primitive plane.
(Paint.), primary colors. See under
(Eccl.), the acknowledged Christian
writers who flourished before the Council of Nice, A. D.
(Anat.), a depression or groove in the
epiblast of the primitive streak. It is not connected with
the medullary groove, which appears later and in front of
(Spherical Projection), the plane upon
which the projections are made, generally coinciding with
some principal circle of the sphere, as the equator or a
(Geol.), primary rocks. See under
. (Anat.) See Neurilemma
or Primitive trace
(Anat.), an opaque
and thickened band where the mesoblast first appears in
the vertebrate blastoderm.
Syn: First; original; radical; pristine; ancient; primeval;
An original or primary word; a word not derived from another;
-- opposed to derivative.