Often ru·di·men·tal [roo-duh-men-tl] /ˌru dəˈmɛn tl/.
Origin of rudimentary
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1. fundamental, initial. See elementary. 2. embryonic.
1. advanced. 2. mature.
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Examples from the Web for rudimental
They are no more than the very first and rudimental conditions of goodness.Short Studies on Great Subjects
James Anthony Froude
You say that "but for the necessity of the rudimental life" there would have been no stars.The Works of Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe
In the family, we have, in its rudimental form, both teaching and government.The History of Dartmouth College
Baxter Perry Smith
The laughter is still only rudimental: it is not genuine laughter.
Causality, comparison, and other of the nobler faculties, are in them rudimental.Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation
less commonly rudimental
- basic; fundamental; not elaborated or perfected
- incompletely developed; vestigialrudimentary leaves
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Word Origin and History for rudimental
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Being imperfectly or incompletely developed; embryonic.
- Being in the earliest stages of development; incipient.
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