1. A person who belongs to an early stage of civilization (synset 109650650)
  2. A mathematical expression from which another expression is derived (synset 106305894)
  3. A word serving as the basis for inflected or derived forms (synset 106305722)
    "`pick' is the primitive from which `picket' is derived"
  1. Belonging to an early stage of technical development;
    Characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness (synset 300821744)
    "the crude weapons and rude agricultural implements of early man"; "primitive movies of the 1890s"; "primitive living conditions in the Appalachian mountains"
  2. Little evolved from or characteristic of an earlier ancestral type (synset 300821300)
    "archaic forms of life"; "primitive mammals"; "the okapi is a short-necked primitive cousin of the giraffe"
  3. Used of preliterate or tribal or nonindustrial societies (synset 300414509)
    "primitive societies"
  4. Of or created by one without formal training;
    Simple or naive in style (synset 301919239)
    "primitive art such as that by Grandma Moses is often colorful and striking"

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