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English definition of “elementary”

elementary

adjective uk   /ˌel.ɪˈmen.tər.i/ us    /-t̬ɚ-/
basic: I have an elementary knowledge of physics. They made some elementary mistakes. Millions of travellers fail to take even the most elementary of precautions. B1 relating to the early stages of studying a subject: This book contains a series of elementary exercises for learners.
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