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ru·di·men·ta·ry

 (ro͞o′də-mĕn′tə-rē, -mĕn′trē)
adj.
1. Of or relating to basic facts or principles; elementary: I have only a rudimentary knowledge of Greek.
2. Being in an early stage of development or having a simple form: traveled upriver in a rudimentary boat.
3. Biology Imperfectly or incompletely developed: a mutant mouse with rudimentary claws.

ru′di·men·tar′i·ly (-târ′ə-lē) adv.
ru′di·men′ta·ri·ness n.

rudimentary

(ˌruːdɪˈmɛntərɪ) or less commonly

rudimental

adj
1. basic; fundamental; not elaborated or perfected
2. (Biology) incompletely developed; vestigial: rudimentary leaves.
ˌrudiˈmentarily, ˌrudiˈmentally adv

ru•di•men•ta•ry

(ˌru dəˈmɛn tə ri, -tri)

also ru`di•men′tal,



adj.
1. of or pertaining to rudiments or first principles; elementary.
2. undeveloped or vestigial.
3. primitive; crude.
[1830–40]
ru`di•men•ta′ri•ly (-mɛnˈtɛər ə li, -ˈmɛn tər-) adv.
ru`di•men′ta•ri•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.rudimentary - being or involving basic facts or principles; "the fundamental laws of the universe"; "a fundamental incomatibility between them"; "these rudimentary truths"; "underlying principles"
basic - pertaining to or constituting a base or basis; "a basic fact"; "the basic ingredients"; "basic changes in public opinion occur because of changes in priorities"
2.rudimentary - being in the earliest stages of development; "rudimentary plans"
incomplete, uncomplete - not complete or total; not completed; "an incomplete account of his life"; "political consequences of incomplete military success"; "an incomplete forward pass"
3.rudimentary - not fully developed in mature animals; "rudimentary wings"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
undeveloped - not developed; "courses in interior design were rare and undeveloped"; "undeveloped social awareness"

rudimentary

adjective
1. primitive, simple, basic, rough, crude, makeshift, undeveloped, unsophisticated, rough and ready It had been extended into a kind of rudimentary kitchen.
2. basic, fundamental, elementary, early, primary, initial, introductory He had only a rudimentary knowledge of French.
3. undeveloped, incomplete, immature, embryonic, vestigial a rudimentary backbone called a notochord
undeveloped advanced, mature, refined, later, higher, developed, complete, sophisticated

rudimentary

adjective
Of or treating the most basic aspects:
Translations
بِدائي، أوَّلي
primitivnízákladní
elementær
frumstæîur, vanòróaîur

rudimentary

[ˌruːdɪˈmentərɪ] ADJ (gen) → rudimentario (Bio) → rudimental
he has rudimentary Latintiene las primeras nociones de latín, sabe un poquito de latín

rudimentary

[ˌruːdɪˈmɛntəri] adjrudimentaire

rudimentary

adj (= basic) principleselementar; equipmentprimitiv; language, systemrudimentär; (Biol) → rudimentär; rudimentary knowledgeGrundkenntnisse pl; in a rudimentary wayin einer primitiven Form or Art und Weise

rudimentary

[ˌruːdɪˈmɛntrɪ] adjrudimentale

rudiments

(ˈruːdimənts) noun plural
the first simple facts or rules of anything. to learn the rudiments of cookery.
rudiˈmentary (-ˈmen-) adjective
primitive or undeveloped. rudimentary tools.
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Secondly, these missionaries would gradually, and without creating suspicion or exciting alarm, introduce a rudimentary cleanliness among the nobility, and from them it would work down to the people, if the priests could be kept quiet.
There are rudimentary bow-windows, cornices, chimneys, demarcations of stories, etc.
Some private individual -- a Pentagon whose name is variously reported -- having casually discovered the constituents of the simpler colours and a rudimentary method of painting, is said to have begun decorating first his house, then his slaves, then his Father, his Sons, and Grandsons, lastly himself.
When she held her, she sunk her rudimentary nails into the poor girl's flesh, or twisted her arm in a most painful manner.
There is a method in his madness,and the rudimentary idea in my mind is growing.
Some lichens lay upon the black rocks; some microscopic plants, rudimentary diatomas, a kind of cells placed between two quartz shells; long purple and scarlet weed, supported on little swimming bladders, which the breaking of the waves brought to the shore.
There was one among the boys a bit of a missionary, and he taught the thing to read, or at least to pick out letters, and gave him some rudimentary ideas of morality; but it seems the beast's habits were not all that is desirable.
What strange developments of humanity, what wonderful advances upon our rudimentary civilization, I thought, might not appear when I came to look nearly into the dim elusive world that raced and fluctuated before my eyes
David Faux, thought he had achieved a triumph of cunning when he had associated himself in his brother's rudimentary mind with the flavour of yellow lozenges.
That afterglow has long faded away; and the picture we are apt to make of Methodism in our imagination is not an amphitheatre of green hills, or the deep shade of broad-leaved sycamores, where a crowd of rough men and weary-hearted women drank in a faith which was a rudimentary culture, which linked their thoughts with the past, lifted their imagination above the sordid details of their own narrow lives, and suffused their souls with the sense of a pitying, loving, infinite Presence, sweet as summer to the houseless needy.
It affected him as the ignorance of a companion, otherwise without reproach, touching some rudimentary branch of learning would have done.
In him were traces of the softening civilisation of ages--of some of the higher instincts and education of man, no matter how rudimentary these might be.