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  • 1 primitive — /ˈprɪmətɪv / (say primuhtiv) adjective 1. being the first or earliest of the kind or in existence, especially in an early age of the world: primitive forms of life. 2. early in the history of the world or of humankind. 3. characteristic of early… …

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  • 2 word — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Written communication Nouns 1. word, term, expression, locution, linguistic unit or form, word form, lexeme; homonym, synonym, antonym, heteronym, homophone; syllable, monosyllable, polysyllable; stem,… …

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  • 3 primitive — adj. & n. adj. 1 early, ancient; at an early stage of civilization (primitive man). 2 undeveloped, crude, simple (primitive methods). 3 original, primary. 4 Gram. & Philol. (of words or language) radical; not derivative. 5 Math. (of a line,… …

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  • 4 Primitive Baptist — Primitive Baptists (also known as Old School Baptists) are a group of Baptists that have a historical connection to the missionary / anti missionary controversy that divided Baptists of America in the early part of the 19th century. Those… …

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  • 5 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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  • 6 Word salad (computer science) — Word salad is a mixture of seemingly meaningful words that together signify nothing; [Lavergne 2006:384] the phrase draws its name from the common name for a symptom of schizophrenia, Word salad. When applied to a physical theory, word salad is a …

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

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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 culture — Introduction       in the lexicon of early anthropologists, any of numerous societies characterized by features that may include lack of a written language, relative isolation, small population, relatively simple social institutions and… …

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  • 10 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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  • 11 Word (computer architecture) — Processors 1 bit 4 bit 8 bit 12 bit 16 bit 18 bit 24 bit 31 bit 32 bit 36 bit 48 bit 60 bit …

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  • 12 primitive — prim•i•tive [[t]ˈprɪm ɪ tɪv[/t]] adj. 1) bio being the first or earliest of the kind or in existence, esp. in an early age of the world: primitive forms of life[/ex] 2) bio early in the history of the world or of humankind 3) ant characteristic… …

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  • 13 Primitive Methodism — methodismPrimitive Methodism was a major movement in English Methodism from about 1810 until the Methodist Union in 1932. The Primitive Methodist Church still exists in the United States. OriginsPrimitive Methodism was born in Staffordshire in… …

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  • 14 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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  • 15 Primitive culture — In older anthropology texts and discussions, a primitive culture is one that lacks major signs of economic development or modernity. For instance, it might lack a written language or advanced technology and have a limited and isolated population …

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  • 16 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

  • 17 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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  • 18 primitive — 1. noun a) An original or primary word; a word not derived from another, as opposed to . b) A data type that is built into the programming language, as opposed to more complex structures. See Also: prime 2. adjective …

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  • 19 primitive — adjective 1》 relating to or denoting the earliest times in history or stages in evolution or development.     ↘of or denoting a preliterate, non industrial society of simple organization.     ↘Biology undeveloped; rudimentary. 2》 offering an… …

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  • 20 History of primitive and non-Western trumpets — The chromatic trumpet of Western tradition is a fairly recent invention, but primitive trumpets of one form or another have been in existence for millennia; some of the predecessors of the modern instrument are now known to date back to the… …

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