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rudimental Line breaks: ru¦di|men¦tal
Pronunciation: /ruːdɪˈmɛnt(ə)l/

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Definition of rudimental in English:


1Involving or limited to basic principles: rudimental music reading skills
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  • We must have Common Schools for the education of all classes of children in the primary or rudimental branches of knowledge.
  • A few moments' study will enable almost anyone to overcome his confusion and obtain a rudimental understanding of these subjects.
  • Colleges are devoting ever more resources to students who are deficient in rudimental abilities.
1.1Relating to or denoting an immature, undeveloped, or basic form: rudimental animal life
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  • Death is the reduction of the living man, back to that rudimental existence, which he had before birth.
  • Mr. King regards these edifices as the rudimental forms of Gothic castles.
  • The throat pouch is present in the female, though in a rudimental condition.
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