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Meaning of RUDIMENTARY

Pronunciation:  `roodu'menturee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  being in the earliest stages of development; "rudimentary plans"
  2. [adj]  (biology) not fully developed in mature animals; "rudimentary wings"
  3. [adj]  being or involving basic facts or principles; "the fundamental laws of the universe"; "a fundamental incompatibility between them"; "these rudimentary truths"; "underlying principles"
 

RUDIMENTARY is a 11 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: basic, fundamental, incomplete, uncomplete, underlying, undeveloped, vestigial
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ru`di*men"ta*ry\, a. [Cf. F. rudimentaire.]
1. Of or pertaining to rudiments; consisting in first
   principles; elementary; initial; as, rudimental essays.

2. (Biol.) Very imperfectly developed; in an early stage of
   development; embryonic.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Poorly developed and not functional. Compare vestigial, obsolete.
 

 

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