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rudimentary

Pronunciation: /ˌruːdəˈmentri; ˌruːdɪˈmentri/

Translation of rudimentary in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (basic) [knowledge/principle] rudimentario
    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.
    1.2 (partially developed) rudimentario
    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.

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