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elementary

el·e·men·ta·ry

elementary

 
 
pronunciation:
e l men t ri [or] e l men tri
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part of speech: adjective
definition: having to do with the most basic or simplest parts of something.
Learning the alphabet is an elementary step to reading and writing.
synonyms:
basic, fundamental
similar words:
essential, radical
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The word elementary contains the following part:
-ary1 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means like, of, related to
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The suffix -ary1 attaches to Latin roots (e.g., primary , literary ) and to nouns (e.g., cautionary , fragmentary ), forming adjectives.