What is Primitiveness?
Primitiveness definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
being the first or earliest of the kind or in existence, especially in an early age of the world: primitive forms of life.
early in the history of the world or of humankind.
characteristic of early ages or of an early state of human development: primitive toolmaking.
Anthropology. of or relating to a preliterate or tribal people having cultural or physical similarities with their early ancestors: no longer in technical use.
unaffected or little affected by civilizing influences; uncivilized; savage: primitive passions.
being in its earliest period; early: the primitive phase of the history of a town.
old-fashioned: primitive ideas and habits.
simple; unsophisticated: a primitive farm implement.
crude; unrefined: primitive living conditions.
Linguistics. of or relating to a form from which a word or other linguistic form is derived; not derivative; original or radical.of or relating to a protolanguage.of or relating to a linguistic prime.
primary, as distinguished from secondary.
Biology. rudimentary; primordial.noting species, varieties, etc., only slightly evolved from early antecedent types.of early formation and temporary, as a part that subsequently disappears.
someone or something primitive.
Fine Arts. an artist of a preliterate culture.a naive or unschooled artist.an artist belonging to the early stage in the development of a style.a work of art by a primitive artist.
Mathematics. a geometric or algebraic form or expression from which another is derived.a function of which the derivative is a given function.
Linguistics. the form from which a given word or other linguistic form has been derived, by either morphological or historical processes, as take in undertake.