# Primitive axes of coordinate

- Primitive axes of coordinate
- Primitive Prim"i*tive, a. [L. primitivus, fr. primus the
first: cf. F. primitif. See {Prime}, a.]
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
great sire.'' --Milton.
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2. Of or pertaining to a former time; old-fashioned;
characterized by simplicity; as, a primitive style of
dress.
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3. Original; primary; radical; not derived; as, primitive
verb in grammar.
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{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.

{Primitive chord} (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).

{Primitive circle} (Spherical Projection), the circle cut
from the sphere to be projected, by the primitive plane.

{Primitive colors} (Paint.), primary colors. See under
{Color}.

{Primitive Fathers} (Eccl.), the acknowledged Christian
writers who flourished before the Council of Nice, A. D.
325. --Shipley.

{Primitive groove} (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
it.

{Primitive plane} (Spherical Projection), the plane upon
which the projections are made, generally coinciding with
some principal circle of the sphere, as the equator or a
meridian.

{Primitive rocks} (Geol.), primary rocks. See under
{Primary}.

{Primitive sheath}. (Anat.) See {Neurilemma}.

{Primitive streak} or {Primitive trace} (Anat.), an opaque
and thickened band where the mesoblast first appears in
the vertebrate blastoderm.
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Syn: First; original; radical; pristine; ancient; primeval;
antiquated; old-fashioned.
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*The Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
2000.*

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