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 (ĕl′ə-mĕn′tə-rē, -trē)
1. Of, relating to, or constituting the basic, essential, or fundamental part: an elementary need for love and nurturing.
2. Of, relating to, or involving the fundamental or simplest aspects of a subject: an elementary problem in statistics.
3. Of or relating to an elementary school or elementary education: the elementary grades; elementary teachers.

el′e·men·ta′ri·ly (-tĕr′ə-lē) adv.
el′e·men′ta·ri·ness n.
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