a : of, relating to, or dealing with the simplest elements or principles of something
b : of or relating to an elementary school
Examples of ELEMENTARY
- He is lacking even the most elementary notions of fairness.
- The researchers made an elementary error.
- He has an elementary understanding of calculus.
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Related to ELEMENTARY
- abecedarian, basal, basic, beginning, elemental, essential, fundamental, introductory, meat-and-potatoes, rudimental, rudimentary, underlying
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