Rudimentary meaning

ro͝odə-mĕntə-rē, -mĕntrē
Being in an early stage of development or having a simple form.

Traveled upriver in a rudimentary boat.

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Of or relating to one or more rudiments.

I have only a rudimentary grasp of chemistry.

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Of or relating to basic facts or principles; elementary.

I have only a rudimentary knowledge of Greek.

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The definition of rudimentary is basic skills, the early stages of development or basic fundamental concepts of education.

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.

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Imperfectly or incompletely developed.

A mutant mouse with rudimentary claws.

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Imperfectly or incompletely developed.

A mutant mouse with rudimentary claws.

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Of, or having the nature of, a rudiment or rudiments.
  • Elementary.
  • Incompletely or imperfectly developed.
  • Vestigial.
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Basic; minimal; with less than, or only the minimum, necessary.

His grasp of rudimentary English allowed him at least to do the shopping.

His rudimentary driving skills meant that he was a danger on the road.

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