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Primordial vs. Primitive

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Primordialadjective

first, earliest or original

Primitivenoun

(linguistics) An original or primary word; a word not derived from another, as opposed to derivative.

Primordialadjective

(biology) characteristic of the earliest stage of the development of an organism, or relating to a primordium

‘a primordial leaf; a primordial cell’;

Primitivenoun

A member of a primitive society.

Primordialadjective

primeval

Primitivenoun

A simple-minded person.

Primordialnoun

A first principle or element.

Primitivenoun

A data type that is built into the programming language, as opposed to more complex structures.

Primordialadjective

First in order; primary; original; of earliest origin; as, primordial condition.

Primitivenoun

Any of the simplest elements (instructions, statements, etc.) available in a programming language.

Primordialadjective

Of or pertaining to the lowest beds of the Silurian age, corresponding to the Acadian and Potsdam periods in American geology. It is called also Cambrian, and by many geologists is separated from the Silurian.

Primitivenoun

A basic geometric shape from which more complex shapes can be constructed.

Primordialadjective

Originally or earliest formed in the growth of an individual or organ; as, a primordial leaf; a primordial cell.

Primitivenoun

(mathematics) A function whose derivative is a given function; an antiderivative.

Primordialnoun

A first principle or element.

Primitiveadjective

Of or pertaining to the beginning or origin, or to early times; original; primordial; primeval; first.

‘primitive innocence;’; ‘the primitive church’;

Primordialadjective

having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state;

‘aboriginal forests’; ‘primal eras before the appearance of life on earth’; ‘the forest primeval’; ‘primordial matter’; ‘primordial forms of life’;

Primitiveadjective

Of or pertaining to or harking back to a former time; old-fashioned; characterized by simplicity.

‘a primitive style of dress’;

Primitiveadjective

Crude, obsolete.

‘primitive ideas’;

Primitiveadjective

(grammar) Original; primary; radical; not derived.

‘a primitive verb’;

Primitiveadjective

(biology) Occurring in or characteristic of an early stage of development or evolution.

Primitiveadjective

(maths) Not derived from another of the same type

Primitiveadjective

most recent common ancestor (often hypothetical) of

Primitiveadjective

Of or pertaining to the beginning or origin, or to early times; original; primordial; primeval; first; as, primitive innocence; the primitive church.

Primitiveadjective

Of or pertaining to a former time; old-fashioned; characterized by simplicity; as, a primitive style of dress.

Primitiveadjective

Original; primary; radical; not derived; as, primitive verb in grammar.

Primitivenoun

An original or primary word; a word not derived from another; - opposed to derivative.

Primitivenoun

a person who belongs to early stage of civilization

Primitivenoun

a mathematical expression from which another expression is derived

Primitivenoun

a word serving as the basis for inflected or derived forms;

‘`pick' is the primitive from which `picket' is derived’;

Primitiveadjective

belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness;

‘the crude weapons and rude agricultural implements of early man’; ‘primitive movies of the 1890s’; ‘primitive living conditions in the Appalachian mountains’;

Primitiveadjective

little evolved from or characteristic of an earlier ancestral type;

‘archaic forms of life’; ‘primitive mammals’; ‘the okapi is a short-necked primitive cousin of the giraffe’;

Primitiveadjective

used of preliterate or tribal or nonindustrial societies;

‘primitive societies’;

Primitiveadjective

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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