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Definition of Rudimentary


  1. Of or pertaining to rudiments; consisting in first principles; elementary; initial; as, rudimental essays.
  2. Very imperfectly developed; in an early stage of development; embryonic.

Rudimentary Quotations

The juvenile sea squirt wanders through the sea searching for a suitable rock or hunk of coral to cling to and make its home for life. For this task, it has a rudimentary nervous system. When it finds its spot and takes root, it doesn't need its brain anymore so it eats it!
Daniel Dennett

Is it possible that literacy standards are falling because young Australians are growing up in a culture in which they can be entertained and informed, and in which they can communicate effectively, without having to master any but the most rudimentary literacy skills?
Hugh Mackay

The more complicated and powerful the job, the more rudimentary the preparation for it.
William F. Buckley, Jr.

As far as I'm concerned, attraction, in its most rudimentary form, comes from the way a person naturally smells. I'd say that within the first five seconds of 'inhaling' someone, I know if there's an attraction or not. This may sound animalistic - and it is.
Rachel Nichols

Morality, as has often been pointed out, is antecedent to religion-it even exists in a rudimentary form among animals.
Herbert Read
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Rudimentary Translations

rudimentary in Hungarian is elemi, kezdetleges
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