primitive

  1. a person who belongs to early stage of civilization
  2. a mathematical expression from which another expression is derived
  3. a word serving as the basis for inflected or derived forms

primitive

Describes a character state that is present in the common ancestor of a clade. A primitive character state is inferred to be the original condition of that character within the clade under consideration. For example, 'presence of hair' is a primitive character state for all mammals, whereas the 'hairlessness' of whales is a derived state for one su...
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Primitive

A primitive form has characteristics similar to those of earlier forms.
Found on http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/dinosaurs/glossary/

primitive

[Adjective] Very simple or basic. At an early stage of development.
Example: In the Stone Age, humans used primitive tools.
Found on http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/glossary/

primitive

[adj] - (fine arts) of or created by one without formal training 2. [adj] - (anthropology 3. [n] - a person who belongs to early stage of civilization 4. [n] - a mathematical expression from which another expression is derived 5. [n] - a word serving as the basis for inflected or derived forms
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Primitive

A simple three-dimensional form used as the basis for constructive solid geometry modelling techniques. Typical primitives include the plane, the cube, the sphere, the cone and the torus. Procedural Texture A texture map that is generated by a mathematical function, rather than a real-world bitmap image projected over the surface of an object.
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Primitive

Prim'i·tive adjective [ Latin primitivus , from primus the first: confer French primitif . See Prime , adjective ] 1. Of or pertaining to the beginning or origin, or to early times; original; primordial; primeval; first; as, primitive
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primitive

Undeveloped or in early stages of development, undifferentiated. ... (16 Dec 1997) ...
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primitive

naive adjective 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`
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primitive

(prim´ĭ-tiv) first in point of time; existing in a simple or early form that shows little complexity.
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Primitive

• (a.) Of or pertaining to a former time; old-fashioned; characterized by simplicity; as, a primitive style of dress. • (a.) Original; primary; radical; not derived; as, primitive verb in grammar. • (n.) An original or primary word; a word not derived from another; -- opposed to derivative. • (a.) Of or pertaining to the beginni...
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primitive

Type: Term Pronunciation: prim′i-tiv Definitions: 1. Obsolete usage in embryology, replace by primordial.
Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=72068

Primitive

retaining many ancestral characteristics
Found on http://australianmuseum.net.au/Glossary-Spider-Terms

Primitive

[phylogenetics] Primitive in the sense most relevant to phylogenetics means resembling evolutionary ancestors of living things and in particular resembling them in the nature of their anatomy and behaviour. For example, one might regard a flatworm, which has no legs, wings, or image-forming eyes, as more primitive than a beetle, that in its...
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Primitive

Used in a chemical sense, indicating an unmodified material representative of the original composition of the solar nebula.
Found on http://www.braeunig.us/space/glossary.htm

primitive

from long ago; a very old form of something
Found on http://insectzoo.msstate.edu/Glossary/

Primitive

This refers to low-level objects or older older objects that can be introduced in to a higher-level
Found on http://www.superglossary.com/Glossary/Technology/Computers/

primitive

something that does not need to be defined.
Found on http://www.csci.csusb.edu/dick/cs202/glossary.html

primitive

belonging to an early stage of technical development
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