HyperDic: rudimentary

English > 3 senses of the word rudimentary:
ADJECTIVEallrudimentary, fundamental, underlyingbeing or involving basic facts or principles
allrudimentarybeing in the earliest stages / stages of development
allrudimentary, vestigialnot fully developed in mature animals
rudimentary > pronunciation
Soundsruw.dahmeh'nteriy
Rhymesaccessory ... worry: 201 rhymes with eriy...
English > rudimentary: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningBeing or involving basic facts or principles.
Example "these rudimentary truths"
Synonymsfundamental, underlying
Broaderbasicpertaining to or constituting / constituting a base or basis
Spanishfundamental, rudimentario, subyacente
Catalanfundamental, subjacent
English > rudimentary: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningIn the earliest stages / stages of development.
Example"rudimentary plans"
Broaderincomplete, uncompletenot complete or total
Nounsrudimentthe remains of a body part that was functional at an earlier stage / stage of life
English > rudimentary: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaningnot fully developed in mature animals.
Example"rudimentary wings"
Synonymvestigial
Categorybiology, biological scienceThe science that studies living organisms
Broaderundevelopednot developed
Spanishrudimentario, vestigial
Catalanrudimentari, vestigial
Nounsrudimentthe remains of a body part that was functional at an earlier stage / stage of life

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