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Definition of elementary adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˌɛləˈmɛntəri//
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  1. 1in or connected with the first stages of a course of study an elementary English course at an elementary level
  2. 2connected with the education of children between the ages of about 5 and 12 a book for elementary students
  3. 3of the most basic kind the elementary laws of economics an elementary mistake
  4. 4very simple and easy elementary questions
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: elementary