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rudimentary

[roo-duh-men-tuh-ree, -tree] /ˌru dəˈmɛn tə ri, -tri/
adjective
1.
pertaining to rudiments or first principles; elementary:
a rudimentary knowledge of geometry.
2.
of the nature of a rudiment; undeveloped or vestigial.
3.
Also, rudimental.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; rudiment + -ary
Related forms
rudimentarily
[roo-duh-men-tair-uh-lee, -men-ter-uh-lee] /ˌru də mɛnˈtɛər ə li, -ˈmɛn tər ə li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
rudimentariness, noun
nonrudimental, adjective
nonrudimentarily, adverb
nonrudimentarilyness, noun
nonrudimentary, adjective
Synonyms
1. fundamental, initial. See elementary. 2. embryonic.
Antonyms
1. advanced. 2. mature.
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British Dictionary definitions for rudimentariness

rudimentary

/ˌruːdɪˈmɛntərɪ/
adjective
1.
basic; fundamental; not elaborated or perfected
2.
incompletely developed; vestigial rudimentary leaves
Derived Forms
rudimentarily, (rare) rudimentally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for rudimentariness

rudimentary

adj.

1827; see rudiment + -ary. Earlier was rudimental (1590s).

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rudimentariness in Medicine

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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