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primitive British & World English

Relating to, denoting, or preserving the character of an early stage in the evolutionary or historical development of something

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primitive plane British & World English

A plane of reference for an object, especially one situated in the object itself.

primitive root British & World English

An integer g that is relatively prime to a given integer n and such that the least power to which g can be raised to yield unity modulo n is the totient of n.

primo-primitive British & World English

Of or relating to the earliest of those who are primitive; characterized by extreme primitiveness.

primitive cell British & World English

The smallest possible unit cell of a lattice, having lattice points at each of its eight vertices only

modern primitive British & World English

A member of a contemporary tribal culture; (also) a person who adorns his or her body in a manner usually associated with certain tribal cultures, by tattooing, piercing, scarification, etc.

Primitive Baptist British & World English

A member of a group of conservative Baptists formed by secession from the Baptist Church.

primitive circle British & World English

A circle in which a sphere intersects the plane on to which its surface is to be projected.

primitive groove British & World English

A longitudinal groove or furrow which appears in the midline of the primitive streak.

primitive lattice British & World English

A lattice generated by the repeated translation of a primitive cell.

pseudo-primitive British & World English

Apparently, but not really, primitive; (Art) resembling or imitative of a primitive style of painting.

semantic primitive British & World English

A word or phrase regarded as innately understood, but indefinable and not further analysable into smaller components of meaning.

primitive streak British & World English

The faint streak which is the earliest trace of the embryo in the fertilized ovum of a higher vertebrate

primitive accumulation British & World English

(In Marxist theory) the posited original accumulation of capital by expropriation of small producers or smallholders, from which capitalist production was able to start; an instance of this.

Primitive Methodism British & World English

The principles of the Primitive Methodist Connexion, a Wesleyan revivalist movement later to become the Primitive Methodist Church.

primitive recursion British & World English

The process of defining a function of the natural numbers by induction, given the value of the function for a particular value of the argument, or (equivalently) by simple recursion formulae.

primitive recursive British & World English

(Of a function or relation) able to be generated by primitive recursion.

Primitive Methodist British & World English

A member of a society of Methodists which was formed in 1811 and joined the united Methodist Church in 1932

Primitive Methodist Church British & World English

British a church founded on the principles of Primitive Methodism (now historical); (specifically) the Primitive Methodist Connexion from 1902–32, after which it reunited with the United Methodists and Wesleyan Methodists to form the Methodist Church.

Primitive Methodist Connexion British & World English

A society of Methodists (led by Hugh Bourne, 1772–1852), who seceded from the main body in 1810 in order to follow the original Wesleyan and Whitefieldian methods of preaching and practice.

primitive socialist accumulation British & World English

The accumulation of capital by expropriation of small producers, smallholders, or peasants, thought to be needed to start socialist production.

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