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primitive prim·i·tive (prĭm'ĭ-tĭv)

  1. Primary; basic.

  2. Of or being an earliest or original stage.

  3. Being little evolved from an early ancestral type.

prim'i·tive·ness or prim'i·tiv'i·ty n.
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