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Definition of rudimentary adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˌrudəˈmɛntəri//
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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 technology) not highly or fully developed synonym BASIC Some dinosaurs had only rudimentary teeth. the most rudimentary forms of life
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