- Often ru·di·men·tal [roo-duh-men-tl] /ˌru dəˈmɛn tl/ .
- ru·di·men·ta·ri·ly [roo-duh-men-tair-uh-lee, -men-ter-uh-lee], /ˌru də mɛnˈtɛər ə li, -ˈmɛn tər ə li/, adverb
- ru·di·men·ta·ri·ness, noun
- non·ru·di·men·tal, adjective
- non·ru·di·men·ta·ri·ly, adverb
- non·ru·di·men·ta·ri·lyness, noun
- non·ru·di·men·ta·ry, adjective
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How to use rudimentary in a sentence
Because the tightly woven wool fabric serves as a rudimentary shell, blocking some wind, the doubled-up front of the sweater keeps you cozy while cycling or skiing without preventing your back from losing heat.The Kora Xenolith Is My Secret Weapon Against the Cold | Wes Siler | February 2, 2021 | Outside Online
Fitbit has come a long way since their early rudimentary clip-on trackers that used motion sensors to track movement, sleep, and calorie burn.Best fitness tracker: Hit your health goals and sleep better with these picks | PopSci Commerce Team | January 27, 2021 | Popular-Science
As modern panpsychists like Alfred North Whitehead, David Ray Griffin, Galen Strawson, and others have argued, all matter has some capacity for feeling, albeit highly rudimentary feeling in most configurations of matter.Electrons May Very Well Be Conscious - Issue 94: Evolving | Tam Hunt | December 30, 2020 | Nautilus
While that might sound rudimentary, it is not a normal finding in our post-update analysis.Some early observations on the Google December core update | Marie Haynes | December 24, 2020 | Search Engine Land
One problem is that our scientific understanding of food is still rudimentary.
They were carpenters making chairs, beds and other rudimentary pieces of furniture for the locals.
Blumenthal, a courtly gentleman of 68 in a perfectly crisp blue shirt, gets laughs by trotting out his rudimentary Spanish.Dan Malloy Is Progressives’ Dream Governor. So Why Isn’t He Winning? | David Freedlander | October 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They have struggled to provide rudimentary care for wounded fighters and civilians while dodging bombs, rockets and bullets.In the Battle for Kobani, ISIS Falls Back. But for How Long? | Jamie Dettmer | October 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The isolation wards, too, were classified as “rudimentary” lacking water, electricity, and waste disposal facilities.
With me tagging along, they dove into a rudimentary, damp shelter they had dug in a wood nearby.
Accommodation was cheap, manners were easy, and knowledge of the gay city less than rudimentary.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
Again, the whole external ear may be looked upon as a rudimentary structure, since it does not appear to aid the hearing in man.Man And His Ancestor | Charles Morris
Its rudimentary form is the attraction between atoms, which expands into the attraction between spheres.Man And His Ancestor | Charles Morris
The original in this piece is confined to the passage-work, and has not yet got out of the rudimentary stage.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician | Frederick Niecks
Of course, there were moments when Pat displayed intelligence but it was of the most rudimentary sort.The Boy Grew Older | Heywood Broun
British Dictionary definitions for rudimentary
basic; fundamental; not elaborated or perfected
incompletely developed; vestigial: rudimentary leaves
- rudimentarily or rare rudimentally, adverb
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