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rudimentary


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rudimentary  \Ru`di*men"ta*ry\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  rudimentaire.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  rudiments;  consisting  in  first 
  principles;  elementary;  initial;  as  rudimental  essays. 
 
  2.  (Biol.)  Very  imperfectly  developed;  in  an  early  stage  of 
  development;  embryonic. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  rudimentary 
  adj  1:  being  or  involving  basic  facts  or  principles;  "the 
  fundamental  laws  of  the  universe";  "a  fundamental 
  incompatibility  between  them";  "these  rudimentary 
  truths";  "underlying  principles"  [syn:  {fundamental}, 
  {underlying}] 
  2:  being  in  the  earliest  stages  of  development;  "rudimentary 
  plans" 
  3:  (biology)  not  fully  developed  in  mature  animals; 
  "rudimentary  wings"  [syn:  {vestigial}] 




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