Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or of the nature of rudiments; rudimentary.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Rudimentary.

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  • adjective uncommon Rudimentary.

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Examples

  • Not just a drum set player, I player rudimental snare drum, xylophones, marimbas, the whole gambit.

    Wii Music, Coda

  • The pliocene mammals are like the existing ones, because such was the plan of creation; and we find rudimental organs and similarity of plan, because it has pleased the Creator to set before Himself a

    Essays

  • But before his Golden Globe-nominated turn as Hiro Nakamura, the tech geek turned rudimental superhero on “Heroes,” Masi Oka almost gave up acting.

    Watching Heroes » 2007 » April

  • No adaptive reason whatsoever can be given for...rudimentary teeth, which are never used, in the gums of the young calf and in those of the foetal whale; insects which never bite have rudimental jaws, and others which never fly have rudimental wings; naturally blind creatures have rudimental eyes; and the halt have rudimentary limbs.

    Little bones, big inference

  • No adaptive reason whatsoever can be given for...rudimentary teeth, which are never used, in the gums of the young calf and in those of the foetal whale; insects which never bite have rudimental jaws, and others which never fly have rudimental wings; naturally blind creatures have rudimental eyes; and the halt have rudimentary limbs.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • Because their rudimental brain sprout does not provide for CONTEMPLATING about the real causes of the status quo.

    Think Progress » FACT CHECK: Increasing Troop Levels In Baghdad Made Violence Worse

  • So mighty+aphrodite would you have a bill to force everyone not good at English to rudimental class?

    Think Progress » Hastert Tries To Shift Blame To Staff, Raises Prospect of ‘Cover Up’

  • It is curious that a rudimental love of art should co-exist with such a very low state of civilization.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • They seemed to me to be rudimental, burrowing men, still standing on their defence, awaiting their transformation.

    Walden

  • The weapons of the natives are simple and rudimental in character, but varied in their kind and make, according to the purposes for which they may be required, or the local circumstances of the district in which they are used.

    An account of the manners and customs of the Aborigines and the state of their relations with Europeans, by Edward John Eyre

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