Definition of 'rudimentary'
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Street sweeping requires a rudimentary understanding of how a brush works. Times, Sunday Times (2012)These crude forms of tool use clearly must be regarded as a rudimentary form of culture. Macrosociology: An Introduction to Human Societies (1995)But most of the basic skills are in place in at least rudimentary form. The Developing Child (7th edn.) (1995)The excellence of their rugby players is based upon a profound grasp of the rudimentary. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The result was a rudimentary understanding of the building blocks of a computer's brain. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Do you have a rudimentary grasp of English? Times, Sunday Times (2011)Anyone with the most rudimentary knowledge of physics knows that the more energy you take into an impact, the more destructive it will be. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He spoke little Urdu and the captain had only a rudimentary grasp of English. Times, Sunday Times (2007)MONKEYS and apes have a sense of morality and the rudimentary ability to tell right from wrong, according to new research. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We could put up with the single downstairs room and its rudimentary corner kitchen, old-fashioned sink and greasy veteran stove. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Or chance my theory - based neither on science nor the most rudimentary understanding of traffic flow - that all lanes progress equally in traffic jams? Times, Sunday Times (2007)This was more like it: two old railway carriages linked by a middle room, a rudimentary kitchen and bathroom and a skinny sun room along the back. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'rudimentary'
British English: rudimentary ADJECTIVE
Rudimentary things are very basic or simple and are therefore unsatisfactory.
...a kind of rudimentary kitchen.
Definition of rudimentary from the Collins English Dictionary
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