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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elementary  \El`e*men"ta*ry\,  a.  [L.  elementarius:  cf  F. 
  ['e]l['e]mentaire.] 
  1.  Having  only  one  principle  or  constituent  part  consisting 
  of  a  single  element;  simple;  uncompounded;  as  an 
  elementary  substance. 
 
  2.  Pertaining  to  or  treating  of  the  elements,  rudiments,  or 
  first  principles  of  anything  initial;  rudimental; 
  introductory;  as  an  elementary  treatise. 
 
  3.  Pertaining  to  one  of  the  four  elements,  air,  water,  earth, 
  fire.  ``Some  luminous  and  fiery  impressions  in  the 
  elementary  region.''  --J.  Spencer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  elementary 
  adj  1:  not  involved  or  complicated;  "an  elementary  problem  in 
  statistics";  "elementary,  my  dear  Watson";  "a  simple 
  game";  "found  an  uncomplicated  solution  to  the 
  problem"  [syn:  {simple},  {uncomplicated},  {unproblematic}] 
  2:  of  the  first  stage  of  education  and  schools;  "elementary 
  school";  "an  elementary  grammar"  [syn:  {elementary(a)}] 
  [ant:  {intermediate(a)},  {secondary(a)}] 
  3:  of  or  being  the  essential  or  basic  part  "an  elementary  need 
  for  love  and  nurturing"  [syn:  {primary}] 




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