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Meaning of ELEMENTARY

Pronunciation:  `elu'menturee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  easy and not involved or complicated; "an elementary problem in statistics"; "elementary, my dear Watson"; "a simple game"; "found an uncomplicated solution to the problem"
  2. [adj]  of or being the essential or basic part; "an elementary need for love and nurturing"
 

ELEMENTARY is a 10 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: basic, easy, primary, simple, uncomplicated, unproblematic
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\El`e*men"ta*ry\, a. [L. elementarius: cf. F.
['e]l['e]mentaire.]
1. Having only one principle or constituent part; consisting
   of a single element; simple; uncompounded; as, an
   elementary substance.

2. Pertaining to, or treating of, the elements, rudiments, or
   first principles of anything; initial; rudimental;
   introductory; as, an elementary treatise.

3. Pertaining to one of the four elements, air, water, earth,
   fire. ``Some luminous and fiery impressions in the
   elementary region.'' --J. Spencer.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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