Elementary meaning

ĕlə-mĕntə-rē, -trē
The definition of elementary is something simple and basic, or the entry-level into something.

When you have a very basic knowledge of computer programming, this is an example of when you have an elementary knowledge.

The very first years of your schooling that are an introduction into formal education are an example of elementary education.

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Relating to an elementary school.
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Of, relating to, or constituting the basic, essential, or fundamental part.

An elementary need for love and nurturing.

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Of, relating to, or involving the fundamental or simplest aspects of a subject.

An elementary problem in statistics.

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Of or relating to an elementary school or elementary education.

The elementary grades; elementary teachers.

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Relating to the basic, essential or fundamental part of something.
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(physics) Relating to a subatomic particle.
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(archaic) Sublunary; not celestial; belonging to the sublunary sphere, to which the four classical elements (earth, air, fire and water) were confined; composed of or pertaining to these four elements.
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Origin of elementary

  • From Middle French élémentaire.

    From Wiktionary