Primal can refer to:

  • An old term for a hypersurface in mathematics.
  • Primal (verb or noun) denotes the reliving of an early painful feeling according to the primal therapy of Arthur Janov
  • Primal, a season 1 episode of Eureka
  • Primal, an action video game for the PlayStation 2
  • Primal Pictures, the producer of 3D Interactive Anatomy Software, established in 1991
  • Optimus Primal
  • Several types of cuts of beef, primarily classified as either American Primals, or British Primals.
  • Primal, the Australian DVD title of the 2010 film The Lost Tribe
  • Primal, 2010 horror film by Josh Reed with Zoe Tuckwell-Smith, Krew Boylan and Lindsay Farris

Famous quotes containing the word primal:

    It is the international system of currency which determines the totality of life on this planet. That is the natural order of things today. That is the atomic, and sub-atomic, and galactic
    structure of things today. And you have meddled with the primal forces of nature! And you will atone! Am I getting through to you, Mr. Beale?
    Paddy Chayefsky (1923–1981)

    One of life’s primal situations; the game of hide and seek. Oh, the delicious thrill of hiding while the others come looking for you, the delicious terror of being discovered, but what panic when, after a long search, the others abandon you! You mustn’t hide too well. You mustn’t be too good at the game. The player must never be bigger than the game itself.
    Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929)

    The system was breaking down. The one who had wandered alone past so many happenings and events began to feel, backing up along the primal vein that led to his center, the beginning of hiccup that would, if left to gather, explode the center to the extremities of life, the suburbs through which one makes one’s way to where the country is.
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)