primordial

(redirected from primordiality)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

primordial

 [pri-mor´de-al]
original or primitive; of the simplest and most undeveloped character.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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)
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

primordial

(prī-môr′dē-əl)
adj.
1. Being or happening first in sequence of time; original.
2. Primary or fundamental: play a primordial role.
3. Biology Belonging to or characteristic of the earliest stage of development of an organism or a part: primordial cells.
n.
A basic principle.

pri·mor′di·al·ly adv.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

primordial

original; existing from the beginning.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
primordiality; his joy is primordial although I do not experience
Moreover, this way of formulating the problem, inasmuch as it assumes the primordiality of theoretical consciousness, provides little room for a recognition of the role of pragmatic activity in shaping the way human beings apprehend and speak of reality.
Thus, one must conclude that Marcel does not ever lose phenomenological primordiality.
In other words, chronologically speaking the dualistic strand in Kant's transcendental idealism eventually wins out over its monistic strand connected with the idea of the unity of reason and the absolute primordiality of the transcendental unity of apperception.
(46.) Hitler disliked the use of subtle wit and humour in propaganda generally, for he saw the witty speeches of the German Chancellor Bethmann-Hollweg as vastly inferior to the 'primitiveness' and 'primordiality' of the speeches of the 'Englishman' David Lloyd George (Hitler, Mein Kampf, 433).
Its essential references are to primordiality, nature and exclusion'.
Such audacity becomes, paradoxically, a humble confession of language's limitations before the primordiality of an American reality.
The dwarf's primordiality thus coheres with his identification as the 'earlier, Nature-god' foil to the more psychologically differentiated Wotan; with the chaotic concept which decrees that B flat minor is the fated mate to the chaotic E flat; and with the Roman 'Striding Mars'.
Ten years after Heidegger first articulated the indissoluble link between science, factical life, and the university, in 1919, he again reiterated the primordiality of that nexus in the inaugural address, "What Is Metaphysics?," that he delivered when he assumed Husserl's chair at Freiburg University in 1929.
This general theme of the primordiality or basicness of the circumspective relation to things as ready-to-hand is central in Heidegger, particularly to his famous attack upon the problem of skepticism in the Cartesian tradition of epistemology.(58) Here, however, I want to concentrate on two other issues.
Offering an inchoate primordiality as the ultimate resistance to cultural analysis, real subjectivity is given only to those who desire to be historical: "History fulfills a fundamental human need by reconstituting memory.
Thus, while these people have remained "primordially" Jewish and were so perceived by a large number of their fellow citizens, this "primordiality" increased at best their "passive" Jewish identity, leaving them in the process largely indifferent to any concretized steps on the road to active implementation of their intuitive sentiments in their day-to-day life (the "passive" vs.