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rudimentary

ru·di·men·ta·ry

rudimentary

 
 
pronunciation:
ru di men t ri
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or pertaining to the basic or first principles; elementary.
The rudimentary principles of chemistry will be covered in the first semester.He has only rudimentary skills in math.
synonyms:
basic, elemental, elementary, fundamental
antonyms:
advanced
similar words:
basal, essential, germinal, primary
definition 2: of, or in the nature of, a rudiment; immature or undeveloped; vestigial.
synonyms:
embryonic, immature, undeveloped, vestigial
antonyms:
developed
similar words:
abortive, fetal, imperfect, incomplete, premature, primitive, unripe
derivations: rudimental (adj.), rudimentarily (adv.), rudimentariness (n.)