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RUDIMENTARY

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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]

Meaning:

Being or involving basic facts or principles

Synonyms:

rudimentary; fundamental; underlying

Context examples:

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

Similar:

basic (pertaining to or constituting a base or basis)


Sense 2rudimentary [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Being in the earliest stages of development

Context example:

rudimentary plans

Similar:

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


Sense 3rudimentary [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not fully developed in mature animals

Synonyms:

vestigial; rudimentary

Context example:

rudimentary wings

Similar:

undeveloped (not developed)

Domain category:

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


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