1. primitive - noun
· a person who belongs to an early stage of civilization
2. primitive - noun
· a mathematical expression from which another expression is derived
3. primitive - noun
· a word serving as the basis for inflected or derived forms; "`pick' is the primitive from which `picket' is derived"
4. primitive - adjective
· 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"
5. primitive - adjective
· 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"
6. primitive - adjective
· used of preliterate or tribal or nonindustrial societies; "primitive societies"
7. primitive - 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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