Three-r-s definition

Reading, writing, and arithmetic, considered as the fundamentals of elementary education.
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Reading, writing, and arithmetic, regarded as the basic elementary studies and the fundamentals of an education.
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Common misspelling of three Rs.
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Origin of three-r-s

  • From the phrase reading, 'riting, and 'rithmetic alteration of reading, writing, and arithmetic

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition