Examples of elementary in a Sentence
He is lacking even the most elementary notions of fairness.
The researchers made an elementary error.
He has an elementary understanding of calculus.
Recent Examples of elementary from the Web
Aberdeen has four elementary schools, one middle school and two high schools (Aberdeen High and the Center for Educational Opportunity) in its municipal boundaries and many of students who attend them walk to school.
Soto has a degree in elementary education and a master’s in TESOL from Nova Southeastern University.
Middletown's board of education recently rejected an administrative recommendation to lay off three elementary school teachers who had been sent termination notices earlier this summer.
Incorporating diverse and underrepresented perspectives into elementary, middle and high school curricula will—the theory goes—
This elementary school math problem has parents stumped.
Wake encouraged elementary school principals to keep their K-3 class sizes at 20 students.
Preschool is held at Sherwood and Summit elementary schools and Head Start is held at Mercer Elementary School.
Carmel Clay Schools also has the shortest elementary school day, by five to 10 minutes.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'elementary.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of elementary
Synonymsabecedarian, basal, basic, beginning, elemental, essential, fundamental, introductory, meat-and-potatoes, rudimental, rudimentary, underlying
Related Wordsprimal, primary, prime, simple; crude, primeval, primitive, primordial, rude, uncomplicated; preliminary, preparatory; crucial, important, key
Near Antonymscomplex, sophisticated; complicated, convoluted, detailed, elaborate, extensive, intricate; developed, evolved, high, higher, refined
ELEMENTARY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of elementary for English Language Learners
: basic and simple : involving the simplest parts of a subject
: of or relating to elementary school
ELEMENTARY Defined for Kids
Definition of elementary for Students
- elementary arithmetic
- elementary school
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up elementary? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).