three R's


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three R's

pl.n.
Reading, writing, and arithmetic, considered as the fundamentals of elementary education.

[From the phrase reading, 'riting, and 'rithmetic, alteration of reading, writing, and arithmetic.]
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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 R's

Reading, writing, and arithmetic, considered as the basic elements of education.
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