Definition of rudimentary in English:

rudimentary

Line breaks: ru¦di|men¦tary
Pronunciation: /ˌruːdɪˈmɛnt(ə)ri
 
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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
1.1Relating 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
primitive, crude, simple, unsophisticated, rough, rough and ready, makeshift, rudevestigial, undeveloped, incomplete, embryonic, immature; non-functional
technical abortive, primitive, obsolete

Derivatives

rudimentarily

Pronunciation: /-ˈmɛnt(ə)rɪli/
adverb
More 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.

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