three Rs

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three Rs

pl n
(Education) the three Rs the three skills regarded as the fundamentals of education; reading, writing, and arithmetic
[from the humorous spelling reading, 'riting, and 'rithmetic]

three R's


n.pl.
1. reading, writing, and arithmetic, regarded as the fundamentals of education.
2. the basic skills of any field.
[1820–30; based on the facetious sp. reading, 'riting, and 'rithmetic]
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three Rs

n the three Rsleggere, scrivere e far di conto