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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not primitive: in mathematics, in group theory, applied to a group such that its elements can be divided into sets of an equal number of elements, so that every substitution replaces the elements of each set only by all the elements of a set.

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Examples

  • The nature of such men is not always at the first assured, the imprimitive seal not always surely set on, so that of one thus tormented of his inner self it may be mere accident which shall determine whether it is to be great artist or great artisan that is to be born again.

    The Girl at the Halfway House A Story of the Plains

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