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elementary definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: easy and not involved or complicated; "an elementary problem in statistics"; "elementary, my dear Watson"; "a simple game"; "found an uncomplicated solution to the problem" [syn: elementary, simple, uncomplicated, unproblematic]
2: of or pertaining to or characteristic of elementary school or elementary education; "the elementary grades"; "elementary teachers"
3: of or being the essential or basic part; "an elementary need for love and nurturing" [syn: elementary, elemental, primary]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. of, relating to, or dealing with the simplest elements or principles of something <an elementary course> b. of or relating to an elementary school <an elementary curriculum> 2. elemental 1a, b 3. elemental 2 elementarily adverb elementariness noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 a dealing with or arising from the simplest facts of a subject; rudimentary, introductory. b simple. 2 Chem. not decomposable. Phrases and idioms: elementary particle Physics any of several subatomic particles supposedly not decomposable into simpler ones. elementary school a school in which elementary subjects are taught to young children. Derivatives: elementarily adv. elementariness n. Etymology: ME f. L elementarius (as ELEMENT)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Elementary El`e*men"ta*ry, a. [L. elementarius: cf. F. ['e]l['e]mentaire.] 1. Having only one principle or constituent part; consisting of a single element; simple; uncompounded; as, an elementary substance. 2. Pertaining to, or treating of, the elements, rudiments, or first principles of anything; initial; rudimental; introductory; as, an elementary treatise. 3. Pertaining to one of the four elements, air, water, earth, fire. ``Some luminous and fiery impressions in the elementary region.'' --J. Spencer.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Something that is elementary is very simple and basic. ...elementary computer skills. = basic ADJ: usu ADJ n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Simple, uncompounded. 2. Rudimentary, rudimental, primary.

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