WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
el•e•men•ta•ry /ˌɛləˈmɛntəri/USA pronunciation  adj. 
  1. of or relating to the simplest principles;
    plain:The nurse took elementary precautions like boiling the water.
  2. of or relating to an elementary school:elementary education.
  3. of the nature of the most basic particles;
    that cannot be broken down.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

elementary /ˌɛlɪˈmɛntərɪ -trɪ/ adj
  1. not difficult; simple; rudimentary
  2. of or concerned with the first principles of a subject; introductory or fundamental
  3. another word for elemental

ˌeleˈmentariness n



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