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RUDIMENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rudiment mean? 

RUDIMENT (noun)
  The noun RUDIMENT has 2 senses:

1. the elementary stages of any subject (usually plural)
2. the remains of a body part that was functional at an earlier stage of life

  Familiarity information: RUDIMENT used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RUDIMENT (noun)


Sense 1rudiment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The elementary stages of any subject (usually plural)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

ABC; ABC's; ABCs; first principle; first rudiment; rudiment; alphabet

Context example:

he mastered only the rudiments of geometry

Hypernyms ("rudiment" is a kind of...):

basic principle; basics; bedrock; fundamental principle; fundamentals (principles from which other truths can be derived)

Domain usage:

plural; plural form (the form of a word that is used to denote more than one)


Sense 2rudiment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The remains of a body part that was functional at an earlier stage of life

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Context example:

Meckel's diverticulum is the rudiment of the embryonic yolk sac

Hypernyms ("rudiment" is a kind of...):

body part (any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity)


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