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rudimentary

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrudimentaryru‧di‧men‧ta‧ry /ˌruːdəˈmentəri◂/ adjective 🔊 🔊 1 SIMPLE/NOT COMPLICATEDa rudimentary knowledge or understanding of a subject is very simple and basic opp sophisticated 🔊 Gradually, I acquired a rudimentary knowledge of music. 🔊 my rudimentary German2 SIMPLE/NOT COMPLICATEDrudimentary equipment, methods, systems etc are very basic and not advanced 🔊 subsistence farming in its most rudimentary form 🔊 The classroom equipment is pretty rudimentary.
Examples from the Corpus
rudimentaryThe tools that the ancient Egyptians used to build their temples were extremely rudimentary.The box bellows is a simple device which can be constructed by anyone with rudimentary carpentry skills.The rudimentary division of labour of the hunting and gathering band was replaced by an increasingly more complex and specialized division.It appears that he had some rudimentary feelings of responsibility toward the girl, and attempted to pay for her support.The sense of insecurity which affected the city-states of Mesopotamia led to a rudimentary interest in the history of social order.The system has a rudimentary Internet browser, but it's very slow.In people who are not esoterically developed, the mental and emotional bodies are in a rudimentary or nascent state.The others had such rudimentary skills, or such poor study habits, that he assumed they would not survive City College.This rudimentary system is now ready for the user to input data.The boys had built a rudimentary two-way radio.I have a rudimentary understanding of computer programming.rudimentary formI can see developing in the mind strange and wonderful potentialities that are already discernible in rudimentary form.In some services, this recognition already exists, at least in a rudimentary form.Town planning legislation ushered in a rudimentary form of statutory planning based on local authority scheme preparation and control over building development.At least in a rudimentary form, this is likely to be an inevitable consequence of the basic facts of self-replication itself.But the bust format ensures a rudimentary form without gestural and signifying elements or excrescences.
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