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primitive

 [prim´ĭ-tiv]
first in point of time; existing in a simple or early form that shows little complexity.

prim·i·tive

(prim'i-tiv),
Obsolete usage in embryology, replace by primordial.
[L. primitivus, fr. primus, first]

primitive

/prim·i·tive/ (prim´ĭ-tiv) first in point of time; existing in a simple or early form that shows little complexity.

primitive

[prim′itiv]
Etymology: L, primivus
1 undeveloped; undifferentiated; rudimentary; showing little or no evolution.
2 embryonic; formed early in the course of development; existing in an early or simple form. Compare definitive.

primitive

adjective Embrology Undifferentiated; undeveloped; before development of 1º germ layers–ectoderm, endoderm, mesoderm Psychiatry Pertaining to the early development of the personality

pri·mor·di·al

(prī-mōr'dē-ăl)
1. Relating to a primordium.
2. Relating to a structure in its first or earliest stage of development.
Synonym(s): primal (2) , primitive.

primitive

of ancient origin but present in modern organisms in an unmodified and unspecialized form.

primitive

first in point of time; existing in a simple or early form; showing little evolution.

primitive groove
longitudinal furrow in the primitive streak of the embryo.
primitive knot
primitive node
enlarged cranial end of the primitive streak.
primitive streak
the thickened median area of the epiblast which sets out the future longitudinal axis of the early embryo.
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What is important for my case, however, is that Holtzmann set out to produce a comprehensive solution to the Synoptic Problem by combining Lessing's vision of a Primal Gospel with Herder's arguments for both the historical priority and formal primitivity of Mark.
Mitchell has pointed out, Marx's notion of commodity fetishism (der Fetischcharacter der Ware) acquires its force as a "kind of catachresis"--violently yoking together connotations of primitivity and rationality (Mitchell 1986, 191).
We might add that Damaso Alonso's work on pluralities and bi- and tri-membral correlations reveals that such ornate usage is minimal in the first centenary; we find this appropriate given the primitivity and naivete of the fabulous mode.
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I was studying Black Vernacular English and the marginal grammar of Gertrude Stein, so it was only reasonable for me to attack the ancient anthropological idea of primitivity with its cloud of secondary associations of the originary, the natural and the simple, and the romantic emphasis on myth and ritual.
The premodern husband's helpmate work of Melanesian women in 'Bonanza of copper and gold' (Leydet and Austen 1982:162) is gendered with vulnerability, primitivity, superstition and the constraints of tradition.
The self-parodying humour which sometimes accompanies the subverting of whitefellas' values can be taken to confirm the worst white fears of a submerged irresponsible primitivity.