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elementary

pertaining to elements, or first principles: elementary grammar; simple, easy facts: It’s elementary, Dr. Watson.
Not to be confused with:
alimentary – relating to food or nutrition: alimentary canal

el·e·men·ta·ry

 (ĕl′ə-mĕn′tə-rē, -trē)
adj.
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.

elementary

(ˌɛlɪˈmɛntərɪ; -trɪ)
adj
1. not difficult; simple; rudimentary
2. of or concerned with the first principles of a subject; introductory or fundamental
3. (Mathematics) maths (of a function) having the form of an algebraic, exponential, trigonometric, or a logarithmic function, or any combination of these
4. (Elements & Compounds) chem another word for elemental5
ˌeleˈmentarily adv
ˌeleˈmentariness n

el•e•men•ta•ry

(ˌɛl əˈmɛn tə ri, -tri)

adj.
1. pertaining to rudiments or first principles.
2. of or pertaining to an elementary school.
3. of the nature of an ultimate constituent; simple or uncompounded: an elementary part of matter.
4. pertaining to the four elements of earth, air, fire, and water, or to the great forces of nature.
[1400–50; (< Middle French) < Latin]
el`e•men•tar′i•ly (-ˈtɛr ə li) adv.
el`e•men′ta•ri•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.elementary - easy and not involved or complicatedelementary - easy and not involved or complicated; "an elementary problem in statistics"; "elementary, my dear Watson"; "a simple game"; "found an uncomplicated solution to the problem"
easy - posing no difficulty; requiring little effort; "an easy job"; "an easy problem"; "an easy victory"; "the house is easy to heat"; "satisfied with easy answers"; "took the easy way out of his dilemma"
2.elementary - of or pertaining to or characteristic of elementary school or elementary education; "the elementary grades"; "elementary teachers"
3.elementary - of or being the essential or basic part; "an elementary need for love and nurturing"
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"

elementary

adjective
1. basic, essential, primary, initial, fundamental, introductory, preparatory, rudimentary, elemental, bog-standard (informal) Literacy now includes elementary computer skills.
basic higher, advanced, secondary, progressive, highly-developed
2. simple, clear, easy, plain, straightforward, rudimentary, uncomplicated, facile, undemanding, unexacting elementary questions designed to test numeracy
simple complex, complicated, sophisticated

elementary

adjective
1. Of or being an irreducible element:
2. Of or treating the most basic aspects:
Translations
أساسي، إبْتِدائي
elementærgrund-grundlæggendebasal
elemi
undirstöîu-
elementarnaelementarneelementarny
elementárny
osnoven

elementary

[ˌelɪˈmentərɪ]
A. ADJ
1. (= basic) [idea, precautions, rules] → elemental, básico
elementary politeness requires thatla cortesía más elemental requiere que ...
elementary, my dear Watson!¡elemental, querido Watson!
2. (= introductory) [maths, level, exercises] → elemental, básico
elementary reading and writing skillshabilidades fpl de lectura y escritura básicas
B. CPD elementary education N (US) → enseñanza f primaria
elementary particle Npartícula f elemental
elementary school N (US) → escuela f de enseñanza primaria
elementary student N (US) → alumno/a m/f de (la escuela) primaria
elementary teacher N (US) → maestro/a m/f de (enseñanza) primaria

elementary

[ˌɛlɪˈmɛntəri] adj
(= basic) → élémentaire
[school, education] → primaireelementary education n (US)enseignement m primaireelementary school n (US) (= primary school) → école f primaireelementary teacher n (US)professeur mf des écoles, instituteur/trice m/f

elementary

adj
(= simple) ruleseinfach, elementar; (= basic) idea, fact, precautionsgrundlegend; a few elementary ruleseinige Grundregeln; sometimes the cause is quite elementarymanchmal ist die Ursache ganz einfach or simpel; elementary mistakeGrundfehler m, → grober Fehler; elementary, my dear Watsonelementar, lieber Watson
(pej: = rudimentary) → primitiv; his acting is about as elementary as you can getprimitiver als er kann man gar nicht spielen
(Sch) levelelementar; elementary skills/knowledgeGrundkenntnisse pl; elementary reading and writingGrundkenntnisse plim Lesen und Schreiben; elementary computer skillsgrundlegende Computerkenntnisse pl; elementary mathsElementarmathematik f; a rather elementary knowledge of scienceeinige Grundkenntnisse in Naturwissenschaften

elementary

:
elementary education
nGrundschulbildung f
elementary particle
n (Phys) → Elementarteilchen nt
elementary particle physics
n (Phys) → Elementarteilchenphysik f
elementary school
n (US: = primary school) → Grundschule f
elementary schooling
n (US) → Grundschulbildung f
elementary student
n (US) → Grundschüler(in) m(f)
elementary teacher
n (US) → Grundschullehrer(in) m(f)

elementary

[ˌɛlɪˈmɛntrɪ] adjelementare
elementary physics → i primi rudimenti di fisica

element

(ˈeləmənt) noun
1. an essential part of anything. Sound teaching of grammar is one of the elements of a good education.
2. a substance that cannot be split by chemical means into simpler substances. Hydrogen, chlorine, iron and uranium are elements.
3. surroundings necessary for life. Water is a fish's natural element.
4. a slight amount. an element of doubt.
5. the heating part in an electric kettle etc.
ˌeleˈmentary (-ˈmen-) adjective
very simple; not advanced. elementary mathematics.
ˈelements noun plural
1. the first things to be learned in any subject. the elements of musical theory.
2. the forces of nature, as wind and rain.
in one's element
in the surroundings that are most natural or pleasing to one.

elementary

a. elemental; rudimentario-a.
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