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Meaning of crude

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adj 1: not carefully or expertly made; "managed to make a crude
             splint"; "a crude cabin of logs with bark still on them";
             "rough carpentry" [syn: {crude}, {rough}]
      2: conspicuously and tastelessly indecent; "coarse language"; "a
         crude joke"; "crude behavior"; "an earthy sense of humor"; "a
         revoltingly gross expletive"; "a vulgar gesture"; "full of
         language so vulgar it should have been edited" [syn: {crude},
         {earthy}, {gross}, {vulgar}]
      3: not refined or processed; "unrefined ore"; "crude oil" [syn:
         {unrefined}, {unprocessed}, {crude}] [ant: {processed},
      4: belonging to an early stage of technical development;
         characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness; "the crude
         weapons and rude agricultural implements of early man";
         "primitive movies of the 1890s"; "primitive living conditions
         in the Appalachian mountains" [syn: {crude}, {primitive},
      5: devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment; "the
         blunt truth"; "the crude facts"; "facing the stark reality of
         the deadline" [syn: {blunt}, {crude(a)}, {stark(a)}]
      6: not processed or subjected to analysis; "raw data"; "the raw
         cost of production"; "only the crude vital statistics" [syn:
         {crude}, {raw}]
      n 1: a dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons [syn:
           {petroleum}, {crude oil}, {crude}, {rock oil}, {fossil
           oil}, {oil}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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