naive

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From French naïve, from Latin nativus(native, natural).

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naive ‎(comparative more naive, superlative most naive)

  1. Lacking worldly experience, wisdom, or judgement; unsophisticated; against better judgement.
    Surely you're not naive enough to believe adverts!
  2. (of art) Produced in a simple, childlike style, deliberately rejecting sophisticated techniques.
    I've always liked the naive way in which he ignores all the background detail.
  3. (computing) Intuitive; designed to follow the way ordinary people approach a problem.
    • 2007, Takao Terano, ‎Huan Liu, ‎& Arbee L.P. Chen, Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, ISBN 354045571X:
      We have experiments of running our matching algorithm and a naive matching algorithm for such a term tree and a tree, and have compared the performance of the two algorithms.

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Danish[edit]

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naive

  1. plural and definite of naiv

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naive

  1. naively

German[edit]

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naive

  1. inflected form of naiv

Swedish[edit]

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naive

  1. absolute definite natural masculine form of naiv.