Definition of rudimentary adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌruːdɪˈmentri//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌruːdɪˈmentri//
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  1. 1(formal) dealing with only the most basic matters or ideas synonym basic They were given only rudimentary training in the job. His understanding of the language is very rudimentary.
  2. 2(formal or specialist) not highly or fully developed synonym basic Some dinosaurs had only rudimentary teeth. the most rudimentary forms of life a very rudimentary writing system
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