Definition of rudimental in English:


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


1Involving or limited to basic principles: rudimental music reading skills
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  • It is vital for almost everyone to gain a rudimental grasp of basic computing skills.
  • That gentleman looked at him for a moment in silent wonder, and asked if he had acquired any rudimental knowledge of the language.
  • 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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  • This traditional game can be viewed as a rudimental version of Dao.
  • The foxes in winter remind Thoreau of rudimental, burrowing men.
  • The throat pouch is present in the female, though in a rudimental condition.

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