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  • n. The basic education received in primary schools. Literally; reading, writing and arithmetic.
  • n. The basic education any child can expect to receive, but not necessarily limited to reading, writing and arithmetic.
  • n. The basic precepts of any subject matter.

Etymologies

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From the pronunciation of Reading, wRiting, and aRithmetic, being 3 R sounds.

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