Rudimentarily

rudimentary

[roo-duh-men-tuh-ree, -tree]
adjective
1.
pertaining to rudiments or first principles; elementary: a rudimentary knowledge of geometry.
2.
of the nature of a rudiment; undeveloped or vestigial.
Also, rudimental.


Origin:
1830–40; rudiment + -ary

rudimentarily [roo-duh-men-tair-uh-lee, -men-ter-uh-lee] , adverb
rudimentariness, noun
nonrudimental, adjective
nonrudimentarily, adverb
nonrudimentarilyness, noun
nonrudimentary, adjective


1. fundamental, initial. See elementary. 2. embryonic.


1. advanced. 2. mature.
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rudimentary or rudimental (ˌruːdɪˈmɛntərɪ)
 
adj
1.  basic; fundamental; not elaborated or perfected
2.  incompletely developed; vestigial: rudimentary leaves
 
rudimental or rudimental
 
adj
 
rudi'mentarily or rudimental
 
adv
 
rudi'mentally or rudimental
 
adv

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rudimentary
1839, from rudiment.
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rudimentary ru·di·men·ta·ry (rōō'də-měn'tə-rē, -měn'trē)
adj.

  1. Being imperfectly or incompletely developed; embryonic.

  2. Being in the earliest stages of development; incipient.

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