Primitive

  • 1 Primitive — is a subjective label used to imply that one thing is less sophisticated or less advanced than some other thing. Being a comparative word it is also relative in nature.Indigenous peoples and their beliefs and practices are sometimes described as… …

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  • 2 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 primitive — ● primitive nom féminin Instruction élémentaire ou fonction de base utilisée dans un langage de programmation. Pour une fonction f définie sur un intervalle de R et à valeurs réelles ou complexes, fonction F qui est dérivable et telle que F′ = f …

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  • 4 Primitive — Студийный альбом Soulfly Дата выпуска 26 сентября 2000 Записан The Saltmine Studio Oasis, Меса, Аризона Жанр …

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  • 5 primitive — c.1400, of a thing from which something is derived, not secondary (a sense now associated with primary), from O.Fr. primitif (fem. primitive), from L. primitivus first or earliest of its kind, from primitus at first, from primus first (see PRIME… …

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  • 6 primitive — [adj1] ancient, original archaic, basic, earliest, early, elementary, essential, first, fundamental, old, primal, primary, primeval, primordial, pristine, substratal, underivative, underived, underlying, undeveloped, unevolved; concept 799 Ant.… …

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  • 7 primitive — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to the earliest times in history or stages in development. 2) denoting a preliterate, non industrial society of simple organization. 3) offering an extremely basic level of comfort or convenience. 4) (of behaviour or… …

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  • 8 primitive — [prim′i tiv] adj. [ME primitif < MFr < L primitivus < primus, first: see PRIME] 1. of or existing in the beginning or the earliest times or ages; ancient; original 2. a) characteristic or imitative of the earliest ages b) crude, simple,… …

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  • 9 Primitive — Prim i*tive, n. An original or primary word; a word not derived from another; opposed to derivative. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 primitive — primitive. См. примитивный. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …

    Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • 11 primitive — index brutal, elementary, incipient, obsolete, organic, original (initial), outdated, outmoded …

    Law dictionary

  • 12 primitive — *primary, primal, primordial, pristine, primeval, prime Analogous words: *fundamental, basic, radical: elemental, *elementary: aboriginal, *native …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 13 primitive — 01. Studies of so called [primitive] tribes in South America have found they generally have a very sophisticated social system. 02. The [primitive] tribes of the area were quickly overpowered by the European armies. 03. The people of that region… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 14 Primitive — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Primitif.  Ne pas confondre avec la notion de fonction primitive en informatique. En mathématiques, une primitive (ou, rarement, antidérivée – de l anglais antiderivative) d une fonction f d une …

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  • 15 primitive — prim|i|tive1 [ˈprımıtıv] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(way of life)¦ 2¦(not modern)¦ 3¦(animals/plants)¦ 4¦(feelings)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: primitivus, from primus; PRIME1] 1.) ¦(WAY OF LIFE)¦ belonging to a simple way of life that existed …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 primitive — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English primitif, from Latin primitivus first formed, from primitiae first fruits, from primus first more at prime Date: 14th century 1. a. not derived ; original, primary b. assumed as a basis; especially …

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  • 17 primitive — prim|i|tive1 [ prımətıv ] adjective ** 1. ) at a very simple stage of development, before modern technology: a primitive society/tribe a ) relating to a very early stage in the development of humans, animals, or plants: primitive man/life… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 primitive — [[t]prɪ̱mɪtɪv[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Primitive means belonging to a society in which people live in a very simple way, usually without industries or a writing system. ...studies of primitive societies. ...primitive tribes. 2) ADJ GRADED… …

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  • 19 primitive — I UK [ˈprɪmətɪv] / US adjective ** 1) a) at a very simple stage of development, before modern technology a primitive society/tribe b) relating to a very early stage in the development of humans, animals, or plants primitive man/life primitive… …

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  • 20 primitive — primitively, adv. primitiveness, primitivity, n. /prim i tiv/, adj. 1. being the first or earliest of the kind or in existence, esp. in an early age of the world: primitive forms of life. 2. early in the history of the world or of humankind. 3.… …

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