rudimentary

[ roo-duh-men-tuh-ree, -tree ]SEE DEFINITION OF rudimentary

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RUDIMENTARY

The choice of the bride and the nuptial ceremonies are most rudimentary.

It is systematically to maintain a rudimentary phase of growth.

The Egyptians had the water-wheel and the rudimentary blast-furnace.

After all, these are forms, the most rudimentary forms, of the scientific spirit.

Certain of them are, however, content with a rudimentary cavern.

At this point we can take up the first rudimentary beginnings of Greek art.

In point of fact architecture was still in a rudimentary stage.

In some other genera they are present, but in a rudimentary condition.

To poetry, even in its most rudimentary forms, they do not seem to have attained.

In these the sporangia are large and the ring (r) rudimentary.

WORD ORIGIN

1827; see rudiment + -ary. Earlier was rudimental (1590s).

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