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Untutored in the perversities of some particular program or system; one who still tries to do things in an intuitive way, rather than the right way (in really good designs these coincide, but most designs aren't "really good" in the appropriate sense). This trait is completely unrelated to general maturity or competence or even competence at any other specific program. It is a sad commentary on the primitive state of computing that the natural opposite of this term is often claimed to be "experienced user" but is really more like "cynical user".
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Its solemn High Masses and seasonal liturgy can rightfully be called works of naive art and expressions of noncommercial, nonmass-produced, authentic culture.
Vaccinations of the naive partner occurred at baseline, 1 month, and 6 months; the couples were followed for 19 months.
Under the assumption that forecast errors are symmetrically distributed about the forecast, the naive model provides no information about future inflation; it is no better than a coin flip at predicting the future direction of inflation.
Judging from the MAPE values in Table 1 (total tourist arrivals), naive II is the best among the five techniques with period 1 as the estimation period.
Generating naive stem cells would be a boon to both basic research and to medical applications of stem cells, such as growing tissue for organ replacement.
Critique: Exceptionally well written and an inherently fascinating read from beginning to end, "The Naive Guys: A Memoir of Friendship, Love and Tech in the Early 1990s" is an original work of absorbing and entertaining fiction that documents novelist Harry Patz Jr.
I certainly feel a better assistant manager sitting here going into my fourth derby game than I did as a naive assistant manager going into the first because I don't think anyone can ever give you any indication of what a Merseyside derby is until you have experienced it.
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I'd like to think that cricket was clean at the moment, but I think I'd be naive to think that.
Then, if you play the other way, they say you are naive.
The naive attempts of Macedonian sportspersons to take part and not win are a naive lie, Naum Kotevski comments for Utrinski vesnik.
A NAIVE teenager who acted as a drug-runner and supplied undercover police officers with Class-A substances has been jailed.