primitive period

primitive period

[′prim·əd·iv ′pir·ē·əd]
(mathematics)
A period a of a simply periodic function ƒ(x) such that any period of ƒ(x) is an integral multiple of a.
Either of two periods a and b of a doubly periodic function ƒ(x) such that any period of ƒ(x) is of the form ma + nb, where m and n are integers.
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Definition 7 (Primitive Period 1 Quiver) Following [FM11], for 1 [less than or equal to] k [less than or equal to] N/2, we define the primitive period 1 quiver +[P.
At the same time Stan was making two-reelers like Lucky Dog in 1917, a snippet that would now be forgotten like so many others from that primitive period except that Stan, after accidentally interrupting a hold-up, is chased by the gunman - a small time actor called.
I don't think feminism has moved beyond anything, nor do I think it's productive to bracket off the '70s as some primitive period of feminist theorizing that has been superseded.