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rudimentary

Syllabification: ru·di·men·ta·ry
Pronunciation: /ˌro͞odəˈment(ə)rē
 
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Definition of rudimentary in English:

adjective

1Involving or limited to basic principles: he received a rudimentary education
More example sentences
  • A large proportion are children who have barely obtained rudimentary education and live in shacks without basic amenities.
  • Field commanders were tethered to and limited by a very rudimentary logistics infrastructure.
  • As a result of the mismatches, selection was made according to rudimentary principles.
Synonyms
1.1Of or relating to an immature, undeveloped, or basic form: a rudimentary stage of evolution
More example sentences
  • The first digit, or dew claw, is rudimentary but clawed and does not contact the ground.
  • It has one set of compound eyes like a fly's, one set of simple, rudimentary eyes, and multiple photoreceptors on its telson.
  • They have small, rudimentary clavicles, a small procoracoid process, no syrinx, and reduced caeca.
Synonyms
vestigial, undeveloped, incomplete;
Biology abortive, primitive

Derivatives

rudimentarily

1
Pronunciation: /-menˈte(ə)rəlē, -ˈment(ə)rəlē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • The second form of electoral corruption, on the other hand, would seem to thrive in a more rudimentarily organised and generally less politically aware society.
  • Care went village to village, asked if there was any girl or woman who could read or write, however rudimentarily, and turned them into volunteer teachers.
  • Keen should talk to a lawyer/solicitor/barrister to become at least rudimentarily acquainted with the law.

rudimentariness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • Apart from the rudimentariness of the system, it should be noted that not all the used grounds always fall out.
  • The rugged rudimentariness of this building makes it seem like a Soviet agricultural showground.
  • It dwells on details that are so ordinary and so common that in this rudimentariness can be seen the outlines of a culture hatching.

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