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primitive

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[ˈprɪmɪtɪv], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- relating to, denoting, or preserving the character of an early stage in the evolutionary or historical development of something
(e.g: primitive mammals)

- very basic or unsophisticated in terms of comfort, convenience, or efficiency
(e.g: the accommodation at the camp was a bit primitive)

- not developed or derived from anything else
(e.g: primitive material of the universe)

- (of a part or structure) in the first or early stage of formation or growth; rudimentary.


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Origin:
late Middle English (in the sense ‘original, not derivative’): from Old French primitif, -ive, from Latin primitivus ‘first of its kind’, from primus ‘first’


[ˈprɪmɪtɪv], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a person belonging to a preliterate, non-industrial society
(e.g: reports of travellers and missionaries described contemporary primitives)

- a pre-Renaissance painter, or one who imitates the pre-Renaissance style.

- a word, base, or root from which another is historically derived.


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