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primitive [the ~] noun

  1. the primitive (savage)
    le sauvage
  2. the primitive
    – A collection of points that are grouped to make simple geometry types. Examples include a triangle or a point list. 1

Translation Matrix for primitive:

NounRelated TranslationsOther Translations
primitive primitive
sauvage primitive; savage boor; brute; rude fellow
sommaire city plan; floor-plan; groundplan; map; plan; site plan; sketch of the situation; street map; synopses; town-map
- primitive person
AdjectiveRelated TranslationsOther Translations
- archaic; crude; naive; rude
ModifierRelated TranslationsOther Translations
de façon rudimentaire crude; primitive
primitif crude; primitive
primitivement crude; primitive
rudimentaire crude; primitive ignorant; rudimentary; underdeveloped; undeveloped; unlearned
sauvage agressive; feral; fierce; offensive; rough; savage; seething; unbroken; untamed; violent; wild
sommaire crude; primitive brief; briefly worded; concise; condensed; minimal; minor; pithy; scant; succinct; summarized; terse; very little; very small

Related Words for "primitive":

  • primitiveness, primitives, primitively

Synonyms for "primitive":

Related Definitions for "primitive":

  1. used of preliterate or tribal or nonindustrial societies2
    • primitive societies2
  2. little evolved from or characteristic of an earlier ancestral type2
    • primitive mammals2
    • the okapi is a short-necked primitive cousin of the giraffe2
  3. belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness2
    • primitive movies of the 1890s2
    • primitive living conditions in the Appalachian mountains2
  4. of or created by one without formal training; simple or naive in style2
    • primitive art such as that by Grandma Moses is often colorful and striking2
  5. a word serving as the basis for inflected or derived forms2
    • `pick' is the primitive from which `picket' is derived2
  6. a mathematical expression from which another expression is derived2
  7. a person who belongs to an early stage of civilization2
  8. A collection of points that are grouped to make simple geometry types. Examples include a triangle or a point list.1

Wiktionary Translations for primitive:

  1. -
  1. one of the adjectival senses
  1. Qui est le premier, le plus ancien.
  1. Membre d’un peuple primitif.

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