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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elemental  \El`e*men"tal\  ([e^]l`[-e]*m[e^]n"tal),  a. 
  1.  Pertaining  to  the  elements,  first  principles,  and  primary 
  ingredients,  or  to  the  four  supposed  elements  of  the 
  material  world;  as  elemental  air.  ``Elemental  strife.'' 
  --Pope. 
 
  2.  Pertaining  to  rudiments  or  first  principles;  rudimentary; 
  elementary.  ``The  elemental  rules  of  erudition.'' 
  --Cawthorn. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  elemental 
  adj  1:  being  or  resembling  a  force  of  nature;  "elemental  violence"; 
  "primitive  passions"  [syn:  {primitive}] 
  2:  being  the  ultimate  or  elemental  constituents  of  anything 
  "the  elemental  stuff  of...out  of  which  the  many  forms  of 
  life  have  been  molded"-  Jack  London;  "the  ultimate 
  ingredients  of  matter"  [syn:  {ultimate}] 
  3:  relating  to  or  being  an  element;  "elemental  sulphur" 
  4:  relating  to  severe  atmospheric  conditions;  "a  race  against 
  hail  or  cold  rains  or  some  other  elemental  catastrophe"- 
  J.K.Howard 




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