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ru·di·ment

 (ro͞o′də-mənt)
n.
1. often rudiments
a. A fundamental element, principle, or skill, as of a field of learning: the rudiments of calculus.
b. Something in an incipient or undeveloped form: the rudiments of social behavior in children; the rudiments of a plan of action.
2. Biology An imperfectly or incompletely developed organ or part.

[Latin rudīmentum, from rudis, rough, unformed.]

ru′di·men′tal (-mĕn′tl) adj.

rudiment

(ˈruːdɪmənt)
n
1. (often plural) the first principles or elementary stages of a subject
2. (often plural) a partially developed version of something
3. (Biology) biology an organ or part in its earliest recognizable form, esp one in an embryonic or vestigial state
[C16: from Latin rudīmentum a beginning, from rudis unformed; see rude]

ru•di•ment

(ˈru də mənt)

n.
1. Usu., rudiments.
a. the elements or first principles of a subject: the rudiments of grammar.
b. a mere beginning, first slight appearance, or undeveloped or imperfect form of something: the rudiments of a plan.
2. an incompletely developed organ or part.
[1540–50; < Latin rudīmentum early training, initial stage]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rudiment - the elementary stages of any subject (usually plural)rudiment - the elementary stages of any subject (usually plural); "he mastered only the rudiments of geometry"
basic principle, fundamental principle, fundamentals, basics, bedrock - principles from which other truths can be derived; "first you must learn the fundamentals"; "let's get down to basics"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
2.rudiment - the remains of a body part that was functional at an earlier stage of life; "Meckel's diverticulum is the rudiment of the embryonic yolk sac"
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity

rudiment

noun
1. A fundamental principle or underlying concept.Often used in plural:
2. A fundamental irreducible constituent of a whole.Often used in plural:
Translations

rudiment

[ˈruːdɪmənt] N (Bio) → rudimento m rudimentsrudimentos mpl, primeras nociones fpl

ru·di·ment

n. rudimento.
1. órgano parcialmente desarrollado;
2. órgano o parte que ha perdido total o parcialmente su función anterior.
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The map of the Holy Land printed in the Rudimentum Novitiorum, an encyclopedia of world history published in 1475, is considered the first modern printed map.
Examining the text alongside the context provided by contemporary artefacts, such as the roof bosses of Norwich cathedral and the 1475 Rudimentum Novitiorum, as well as the model of the world provided by Isidore of Seville's seventh-century orbis terrarum map, shows that many of the locations of the play fall into natural groupings.
Una conviccion firme e inconmovible que le llevo a escribir la enciclopedia pedagogica mas acabada de la Edad Media: Rudimentum (o Erudimentum) doctrinae christianae.