- incompletely or imperfectly developed
Learning how to us a knife correctly is one of the rudimentary skills of cooking.
- An example of rudimentary skills are basic reading, writing and math skills.
- An example of rudimentary is a simple organism such as a single celled organism that has not evolved into a complex plant or animal.
The definition of rudimentary is basic skills, the early stages of development or basic fundamental concepts of education.
of, or having the nature of, a rudiment or rudiments; specif.,
- Of or relating to basic facts or principles; elementary: I have only a rudimentary knowledge of Greek.
- Being in an early stage of development or having a simple form: traveled upriver in a rudimentary boat.
- Biology Imperfectly or incompletely developed: a mutant mouse with rudimentary claws.
- The nervous mechanism thus formed is very rudimentary, but in.
- In addition to this replacement of a single pair of functional teeth in each jaw, it has been discovered that marsupials possess rudimentary tooth-germs which never cut the gum.
- The rudimentary fifth digit.
- The air-tubes, like the food-canal, are formed by invaginations of the ectoderm, which arise close to the developing appendages, the rudimentary spiracles appearing soon after the budding limbs.
- These monkeys are the African representatives of the Indo-Malay langurs (Semnopithecus), with which they agree in their slender build, long limbs and tail, and complex stomachs, although differing by the rudimentary thumb.