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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They were carpenters making chairs, beds and other rudimentary pieces of furniture for the locals.The Brothers Who Ambushed ISIS
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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?
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The isolation wards, too, were classified as “rudimentary” lacking water, electricity, and waste disposal facilities.$10,000 a Month for Ebola Fighters
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With me tagging along, they dove into a rudimentary, damp shelter they had dug in a wood nearby.Shakeup In the Ukraine Rebel High Command
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Religious schools are being opened; social services, if rudimentary, are being organized.The Terrorist Caliph as Nation Builder in Iraq, Syria, and Beyond
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The choice of the bride and the nuptial ceremonies are most rudimentary.The Unknown Life of Jesus Christ
It is systematically to maintain a rudimentary phase of growth.The Child and the Curriculum
The Egyptians had the water-wheel and the rudimentary blast-furnace.The Age of Invention
After all, these are forms, the most rudimentary forms, of the scientific spirit.Introduction to the Study of History
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Certain of them are, however, content with a rudimentary cavern.The Industries of Animals
less commonly rudimental
- basic; fundamental; not elaborated or perfected
- incompletely developed; vestigialrudimentary leaves
Word Origin and History for rudimentary
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Being imperfectly or incompletely developed; embryonic.
- Being in the earliest stages of development; incipient.
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