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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rudimentary mean? 

RUDIMENTARY (adjective)
  The adjective RUDIMENTARY has 3 senses:

1. being or involving basic facts or principles
2. being in the earliest stages of development
3. not fully developed in mature animals

  Familiarity information: RUDIMENTARY used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

RUDIMENTARY (adjective)

Sense 1rudimentary [BACK TO TOP]


Being or involving basic facts or principles


rudimentary; fundamental; underlying

Context examples:

the fundamental laws of the universe / a fundamental incomatibility between them / these rudimentary truths / underlying principles


basic (pertaining to or constituting a base or basis)

Sense 2rudimentary [BACK TO TOP]


Being in the earliest stages of development

Context example:

rudimentary plans


incomplete; uncomplete (not complete or total; not completed)

Sense 3rudimentary [BACK TO TOP]


Not fully developed in mature animals


vestigial; rudimentary

Context example:

rudimentary wings


undeveloped (not developed)

Domain category:

biological science; biology (the science that studies living organisms)

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