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primitive
'priːmɪtɪv
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English Definition
(形) As an adjective
  1. Used of preliterate or tribal or nonindustrial societies.
  2. Little evolved from or characteristic of an earlier ancestral type.
  3. Belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness.
  4. Of or created by one without formal training; simple or naive in style.
(名) As a noun
  1. A word serving as the basis for inflected or derived forms.
  2. A mathematical expression from which another expression is derived.
  3. A person who belongs to an early stage of civilization.
Hyphenationprim•i•tive
Part of Speech(形) adjective, (名) noun
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原始yuánshǐfirst; original; primitive; original (document etc)
上古shànggǔthe distant past; ancient times; antiquity; early historical times
旧式jiùshìold style
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