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  • nounbasis
  • nounelement

synonyms for rudiment

  • base
  • bed
  • bottom
  • cornerstone
  • foot
  • footing
  • foundation
  • fundament
  • fundamental
  • ground
  • groundwork
  • rest
  • root
  • seat
  • substructure
  • support
  • resting place
See also synonyms for: rudiments

antonyms for rudiment

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  • annex
  • top
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How to use rudiment in a sentence

Many adults, it is said, hardly have a rudiment of this feeling, pairing the most fiercely antagonistic tints.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
Yet even in the case of this child one could observe now and again a rudiment of the tendency to bring in what is hidden.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
No; what struck me was that never have I seen in you the smallest rudiment or embryo of a conscience or of any moral sense.
THE ANGEL OF PAINE. F. BENSON
Some little trace would be kept by the clinging force of heredity, and at some time or another this rudiment would appear.
APPLETONS' POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY, JULY 1899VARIOUS
The love of the sex with man is not the origin of conjugial love, but is its first rudiment, 98.
THE DELIGHTS OF WISDOM PERTAINING TO CONJUGIAL LOVEEMANUEL SWEDENBORG
There is not the slightest difficulty in distinguishing the connective-tissue cells from the nerve-rudiment.
THE WORKS OF FRANCIS MAITLAND BALFOUR, VOLUME 1FRANCIS MAITLAND BALFOUR
E a the first rudiment of the anterior root becomes visible.
THE WORKS OF FRANCIS MAITLAND BALFOUR, VOLUME 1FRANCIS MAITLAND BALFOUR
Each nerve-rudiment is surrounded by connective-tissue cells, and is separated from its neighbours by a considerable interval.
THE WORKS OF FRANCIS MAITLAND BALFOUR, VOLUME 1FRANCIS MAITLAND BALFOUR
The remainder of the nerve rudiment forms the commencement of the true nerve.
THE WORKS OF FRANCIS MAITLAND BALFOUR, VOLUME 1FRANCIS MAITLAND BALFOUR
In the region of the head it exhibits on each side a slight bulging outwards, the rudiment of the first visceral cleft.
THE WORKS OF FRANCIS MAITLAND BALFOUR, VOLUME 1FRANCIS MAITLAND BALFOUR
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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