Simple Definition of elemental
: basic and important
: having the power of a force of nature
: of or relating to a chemical element
Full Definition of elemental
1 a : of, relating to, or being an element; specifically : existing as an uncombined chemical element b (1) : of, relating to, or being the basic or essential constituent of something : fundamental <elemental biological needs> (2) : simple, uncomplicated <elemental food> c : of, relating to, or dealing with the rudiments of something : elementary <taught elemental crafts to the children> d : forming an integral part : inherent <an elemental sense of rhythm>
2 : of, relating to, or resembling a great force of nature <the rains come with elemental violence> <elemental passions>
elementallyplay \-təl-ē\ adverb
Examples of elemental in a sentence
an elemental difference between the two
Their elemental passion led to tragedy.
the elemental power of the storm
an elemental analysis of the solution
First Known Use of elemental
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