- the equipment of these past empire-builders was rudimentary
- —A. J. Toynbee
- the rudimentary tail of a hyrax
This class requires a rudimentary knowledge of human anatomy.
When baseball was in its rudimentary stages, different teams played by different rules.
Some insects have only rudimentary wings.
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: basic or simple
: not very developed or advanced
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