rudiment

noun ru·di·ment \ ˈrü-də-mənt \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of rudiment

1 : a basic principle or element or a fundamental skill usually used in plural
  • teaching themselves the rudiments of rational government
  • —G. B. Galanti
2 a : something unformed or undeveloped : beginning usually used in plural
  • the rudiments of a plan
b (1) : a body part so deficient in size or structure as to be entirely unable to perform its normal function
(2) : an organ just beginning to develop : anlage

rudimental

play \ˌrü-də-ˈmen-tᵊl\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of rudiment

Latin rudimentum beginning, from rudis raw, rude


RUDIMENT Defined for Kids

rudiment

noun ru·di·ment \ ˈrü-də-mənt \

Definition of rudiment for Students

: a basic principle

Medical Dictionary

rudiment

noun ru·di·ment \ ˈrüd-ə-mənt \

medical Definition of rudiment

: an incompletely developed organ or part; especially : an organ or part just beginning to develop : anlage

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