Definition of Rudiment in English :

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Rudiment meaning in English

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1. abc, abc's, abcs, alphabet, first principle, first rudiment, rudiment

the elementary stages of any subject (usually plural)

Example Sentences:
'he mastered only the rudiments of geometry'

2. rudiment

the remains of a body part that was functional at an earlier stage of life

Example Sentences:
'Meckel's diverticulum is the rudiment of the embryonic yolk sac'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of rudiment
1. (often plural)
the first principles or elementary stages of a subject
2. (often plural)
a partially developed version of something
3. biology
an organ or part in its earliest recognizable form, esp one in an embryonic or vestigial state

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see synonyms of rudiment
a first principle, element, or fundamental, as of a subject to be learned
usually used in pl.
the rudiments of physics
a first slight beginning or appearance, or undeveloped form or stage, of something
usually used in pl.
3.  Biology
an incompletely developed organ or part; specif., a vestigial organ or part with no functional activity; vestige

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of rudiment
1. often rudiments
a. A fundamental element, principle, or skill, as of a field of learning: the rudiments of calculus.
b. Something in an incipient or undeveloped form: the rudiments of social behavior in children; the rudiments of a plan of action.
2. Biology An imperfectly or incompletely developed organ or part.

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