rudimentary

Rudimentary is a pretty long and fancy word, for a word that just means stripped down or at a very early stage. The test should be easy: it requires only a rudimentary understanding of the materials.

The word rude means simple or offensive––people with only rudimentary understanding of good manners might not know how that belching is rude. Remember that the word rude is the foundation of rudimentary you'll have a rudimentary understanding of the word.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: rudimentary

1
adj
being in the earliest stages of development
2
adj
being or involving basic facts or principles
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: rudimentary
1

adj being in the earliest stages of development

rudimentary plans”
Synonyms
incomplete, uncomplete
not complete or total; not completed

adj not fully developed in mature animals

rudimentary wings”
Synonyms:
vestigial
undeveloped
not developed
2

adj being or involving basic facts or principles

“these rudimentary truths”
Synonyms:
fundamental, underlying
basic
pertaining to or constituting a base or basis
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