Definition of elementary
elementarilyplay \ˌe-lə-ˌmen-ˈter-ə-lē, -ˈmen-trə-lē\ adverb
elementarinessplay \ˌe-lə-ˈmen-tə-rē-nəs, -ˈmen-trē-\ noun
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
NEW YORK — Room 125A at Public School 75 in Manhattan has all the usual trappings of an elementary school classroom.
Among his more unnerving arguments: Nursing home’s failure to check backgrounds has allowed offenders banned from living within 1,000 feet of schools to slip in next door to multiple elementary schools and junior highs.
The elementary school has 60 percent English-language learners, and among other tools, the staff created an English Language Development task force.
Room 125A at Public School 75 in Manhattan has all the usual trappings of an elementary school classroom.
The judge, however, said that in the meantime the county system can continue to realign the school zones for two elementary schools to address overcrowding and provide for better integration within those two campuses.
Morena’s Delfina Gomez is a former elementary-school teacher and mayor of Texcoco, a couple of hours' drive east.
Elementary and secondary schools received full funding for an entire school year as part of that deal, while universities and human services were left with a barer stream of cash that has since run out.
There was a report of a gas leak Friday morning at an elementary school in Rockville, authorities said, and the facility was evacuated.
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First Known Use of elementary
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
1 : relating to the beginnings or simplest principles of a subject elementary arithmetic
2 : relating to or teaching the basic subjects of education elementary school
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