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General dictionaries General (28 matching dictionaries)
  1. primitive: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  2. primitive: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  3. primitive: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  4. primitive: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  5. primitive, primitive: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  6. primitive: Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary, 11th Edition [home, info]
  7. primitive: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  8. Primitive: Wiktionary [home, info]
  9. primitive: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  10. primitive: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  11. primitive: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  12. primitive: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  13. primitive: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  14. primitive: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  15. primitive: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  16. Primitive (album), Primitive (biology), Primitive (geometry), Primitive (integral), Primitive (philately), Primitive (phylogeny), Primitive (song), Primitive: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  17. Primitive: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  18. primitive: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  19. primitive: Rhymezone [home, info]
  20. primitive: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  21. primitive: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  22. primitive: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  23. primitive: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  24. primitive: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  25. primitive: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  26. primitive: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (1 matching dictionary)
  1. primitive: ArtLex Lexicon of Visual Art Terminology [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (1 matching dictionary)
  1. primitive: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. primitive: Free On-line Dictionary of Computing [home, info]
  2. primitive: CNET Internet Glossary [home, info]
  3. Primitive (integral), primitive: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. primitive: ABTA Brain Tumor Patients [home, info]
  2. primitive: online medical dictionary [home, info]
  3. primitive: Medical dictionary [home, info]

Science dictionaries Science (7 matching dictionaries)
  1. primitive: Dinosaurs [home, info]
  2. Primitive: Dictionary of anthropology [home, info]
  3. Primitive: Dictionary of anthropology [home, info]
  4. primitive, primitive, primitive: PlanetMath Encyclopedia [home, info]
  5. primitive: Anthropology dictionary [home, info]
  6. primitive: Natural History Terms [home, info]
  7. primitive: FOLDOP - Free On Line Dictionary Of Philosophy [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Primitive: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

Tech dictionaries Tech (1 matching dictionary)
  1. primitive: Printed Circuit Design and Manufacturing Glossary [home, info]

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noun:  a word serving as the basis for inflected or derived forms ("`pick' is the primitive from which `picket' is derived")
noun:  a mathematical expression from which another expression is derived
noun:  a person who belongs to early stage of civilization
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")
adjective:  used of preliterate or tribal or nonindustrial societies ("Primitive societies")
adjective:  little evolved from or characteristic of an earlier ancestral type ("Primitive mammals")
adjective:  belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness ("Primitive movies of the 1890s")

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Phrases that include primitive:   primitive element, primitive segments, primitive ovum primordial ovum, primitive costal arch, primitive group, more...

Words similar to primitive:   archaic, crude, elemental, primary, primitively, primitiveness, primitivity, rude, primitive person, more...

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