What is the difference between primordial and aboriginal?

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Primordial is a synonym of aboriginal.


As adjectives the difference between primordial and aboriginal

is that primordial is first, earliest or original while aboriginal is first according to historical or scientific records; original; indigenous; primitive {{defdate|first attested in the mid 17th century}}{{reference-book|last =|first =|authorlink =|coauthors =|editor =brown, lesley|others =|title = the shorter oxford english dictionary|origdate =|origyear = 1933|origmonth =|url =|format =|accessdate =|accessyear =|accessmonth =|edition = 5th|date =|year =2003|month =|publisher =oxford university press|location =oxford, uk|language =|id =|doi =|isbn =978-0-19-860575-7|lccn =|ol =|pages =6|chapter =|chapterurl =|quote =}}.

As nouns the difference between primordial and aboriginal

is that primordial is a first principle or element while aboriginal is an animal or plant native to a region {{defdate|first attested in the mid 18th century}}.

primordial

English

Adjective

(-)
  • first, earliest or original
  • * Sir W. Hamilton
  • the primordial facts of our intelligent nature
  • (biology) characteristic of the earliest stage of the development of an organism, or relating to a primordium
  • a primordial''' leaf; a '''primordial cell
  • primeval
  • Derived terms

    * primordial black hole * primordial cell * primordial element * primordial fluctuations * primordial soup

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A first principle or element.
  • aboriginal

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • First according to historical or scientific records; original; indigenous; primitive.
  • * 1814 , , The Excursion , Longman et al. (publishers), [http://books.google.com/books?id=T18JAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA277&dq=aboriginal page 277]:
  • Green in the Church-yard, beautiful and green; / / And mantled o'er with aboriginal turf / And everlasting flowers.
  • Living in a land before colonization by the Europeans.
  • (Aboriginal)
  • Synonyms

    * (indigenous to a place) native, indigenous, autochthonous, endemic, original, first, earliest, primitive, ancient, primordial, primeval

    Derived terms

    * aboriginality * aboriginally

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An animal or plant native to a region.
  • * Charles Darwin
  • It may well be doubted whether this frog is an aboriginal of these islands.
  • (Aboriginal)
  • Usage notes

    * Using uncapitalized aboriginal to refer to people or anything associated with people may cause offence. * In Canada, style manuals recommend against using the noun Aboriginal for a person or people. * See also the usage notes under Aboriginal .

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