noun see rudimentary

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • rudimentariness — See rudimentarily. * * * …   Universalium

  • rudimentariness — ruːdɪ mentÉ™rɪnɪs / trɪ n. state of being fundamental, elementariness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rudimentariness — ru·di·men·ta·ri·ness …   English syllables

  • rudimentariness — ˌrüdəˈmentərēnə̇s, rin noun ( es) : the quality or state of being rudimentary * * * rudimenˈtariness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑rudiment …   Useful english dictionary

  • rudimentary — adjective Date: 1839 1. consisting in first principles ; fundamental < had only a rudimentary formal education D. J. Boorstin > 2. of a primitive kind < the equipment of these past empire builders was rudimentary A. J. Toynbee > 3. very… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rudimentary — rudimentarily /rooh deuh men tair euh lee, men teuhr euh lee/, adv. rudimentariness, n. /rooh deuh men teuh ree, tree/, adj. 1. pertaining to rudiments or first principles; elementary: a rudimentary knowledge of geometry. 2. of the nature of a… …   Universalium

  • elementariness — n. fundamentality, rudimentariness, simpleness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • immaturity — n 1. imperfection, incompleteness; unripeness, greenness, crudity, crudeness, rawness; rudimentariness, abortiveness, incipiency. 2. youth, youthfulness, boyishness; nonage, minority, wardship, juniority, puerility, juvenility, juvenescence;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • rudimentary — /rudəˈmɛntəri/ (say roohduh mentuhree), / tri/ (say tree) adjective 1. relating to rudiments or first principles; elementary. 2. of the nature of a rudiment; undeveloped. 3. vestigial; abortive. Also, rudimental. –rudimentarily, adverb… …   Australian English dictionary

  • rudimentary — [ro͞o΄də men′tər ē, ro͞o΄dəmen′trē] adj. of, or having the nature of, a rudiment or rudiments; specif., a) elementary b) incompletely or imperfectly developed c) vestigial: sometimes rudimental rudimentarily [ro͞o΄də men ter′ə lē, ro͞o΄dəmen′tər… …   English World dictionary

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