HyperDic: elementary

English > 3 senses of the word elementary:
ADJECTIVEallelementary, simple, uncomplicated, unproblematiceasy and not involved or complicated
pertelementaryof or pertaining to or characteristic of elementary school or elementary education
allelementary, elemental, primary, basalof or being the essential or basic part
elementary > pronunciation
Soundseh.lahmeh'nchriy; eh.lahmeh'nterriy; eh.lahmeh'ntriy
Rhymesaccusatory ... zealotry: 432 rhymes with riy...
English > elementary: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningEasy and not involved or complicated.
Examples
  • "an elementary problem in statistics"
  • "elementary, my dear Watson"
Synonymssimple, uncomplicated, unproblematic
Broadereasyposing no difficulty
Spanishelemental, simple
Catalansimple
Adverbselementarilyin an elementary manner
English > elementary: 3 senses > adjective 2, pert
MeaningOf or pertaining to or characteristic of elementary school or elementary education.
Examples
  • "the elementary grades"
  • "elementary teachers"
Nounselementary schoola school for young children
English > elementary: 3 senses > adjective 3
MeaningOf or being the essential or basic part.
Example"an elementary need for love and nurturing"
Synonymselemental, primary, basal
Broaderbasicpertaining to or constituting / constituting a base or basis
Spanishbásico, elemental
Catalanbàsic, elemental, primordial
Nounselementan artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up

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