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English definition of “crude”

crude

adjective
 
 
/kruːd/
NATURAL RESOURCES, PRODUCTION in a natural or unfinished state, especially before being treated in an industrial process: crude sugar cane crude steel
very simple, without much detail, and perhaps not very accurate: Our initial crude calculations show that we made a profit this month.
(Definition of crude adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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