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101

[wuhn-oh-wuhn] /ˈwʌn oʊˈwʌn/
adjective
1.
comprising the introductory material in or as if in a course of study (used postpositively):
Economics 101; Life 101; It's Jungle 101 on a trip up the Amazon.
Origin
1985-1990
1985-90
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Contemporary definitions for 101
adjective

basic, elementary knowledge; basic knowledge offered in course form

Examples

Welcome to Dr. Day's English 101 Class!

Word Origin

from the numbering of introductory college coursework

Usage Note

always used after a subject or field term, e.g. Zen 101

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