Primitive

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Primitive may refer to:

Mathematics[edit]

Sciences[edit]

  • Primitive (phylogenetics), characteristic of an early stage of development or evolution
  • Primitive equations, a set of nonlinear differential equations that are used to approximate atmospheric flow
  • Primitive change, a general term encompassing a number of basic molecular alterations in the course of a chemical reaction

Computing[edit]

Art and entertainment[edit]

  • Naïve art, created by untrained artists
  • Neo-primitivism, an early 20th-century Russian art movement that looks to early human history, folk art and non-Western or children's art for inspiration
  • Primitivism, an early 20th-century art movement that looks to early human history, folk art and non-Western or children's art for inspiration
  • Primitive decorating, a style of decorating using primitive folk art style that is characteristic of a historic or early Americana time period
  • Primitive, a novel by J. F. Gonzalez

Music[edit]

Albums[edit]

Songs[edit]

  • "Primitive", by Róisín Murphy from the 2007 album Overpowered
  • "Primitive", by Annie Lennox from the 1992 album Diva
  • "Primitive", by Killing Joke from the 1980 album Killing Joke
  • "Primitive", by The Groupies and covered by The Cramps
  • "Primitive", by Cyndi Lauper from A Night to Remember

Religion[edit]

  • Primitive Church, another name for early Christianity
  • Restorationism, also described as Christian primitivism, is the belief that Christianity should be restored along the lines of what is known about the apostolic early church
  • Primitive Baptist, a religious movement seeking to retain or restore early Christian practices
  • Primitive Methodism

Other uses[edit]

  • Anarcho-primitivism, an anarchist critique of the origins and progress of civilization
  • Primitive culture, one that lacks major signs of economic development or modernity
  • Noble savage, a particular stock character in literature, i.e., a person uncorrupted by the influences of civilization
  • Primitive communism, a pre-agrarian form of communism according to Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

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