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Definition of Rudiment


  1. That which is unformed or undeveloped; the principle which lies at the bottom of any development; an unfinished beginning.
  2. Hence, an element or first principle of any art or science; a beginning of any knowledge; a first step.
  3. An imperfect organ or part, or one which is never developed.
  4. To furnish with first principles or rules; to insrtuct in the rudiments.

Rudiment Translations

rudiment in French is rudiment
rudiment in German is Ansatz {m}, Rudiment
rudiment in Swedish is anlag