SEMANTIC PRIMITIVE By N., Pam M.S. - April 13, 2013 a fundamental building block thought to be involved with meaning of words. In young children, semantic primitives are thought to play an important role in the language development. SEMANTIC PRIMITIVE: "Semantic primitive is thought to be important in the developing of language in children." Related Psychology Terms SEMANTIC DISSOCIATION ASSOCIATIVE PLAY FUNCTION WORD SEMANTIC PARAPHASIA RICH INTERPRETATION SYMBOLIC MODE SEMANTIC DEMENTIA MEAN LENGTH OF UTTERANCE (MLU) SURPLUS ENERGY THEORY BINARY FEATURE Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SEMANTIC PRIMITIVE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/semantic-primitive/ (accessed January 25, 2021).