elementary

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adjective el·e·men·ta·ry \ˌe-lə-ˈmen-tə-rē, -ˈmen-trē\

Definition of elementary

  1. 1a :  of, relating to, or dealing with the simplest elements or principles of somethingb :  of or relating to an elementary school

  2. 2 :  elemental 1a, b

  3. 3 :  elemental 2

elementarily

play \ˌe-lə-ˌmen-ˈter-ə-lē, -ˈmen-trə-lē\ adverb

elementariness

play \ˌe-lə-ˈmen-tə-rē-nəs, -ˈmen-trē-\ noun

Examples of elementary in a sentence

  1. He is lacking even the most elementary notions of fairness.

  2. The researchers made an elementary error.

  3. He has an elementary understanding of calculus.

14th Century

First Known Use of elementary

14th century


ELEMENTARY Defined for English Language Learners

elementary

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adjective el·e·men·ta·ry \ˌe-lə-ˈmen-tə-rē, -ˈmen-trē\

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

elementary

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adjective el·e·men·ta·ry \ˌe-lə-ˈmen-tə-rē, -ˈmen-trē\

Definition of elementary for Students

  1. 1 :  relating to the beginnings or simplest principles of a subject elementary arithmetic

  2. 2 :  relating to or teaching the basic subjects of education elementary school



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