Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “the three Rs”

the three Rs

informal
used to refer to the basic areas of education: reading, writing, and mathematicsSubjects and disciplines
(Definition of the three Rs from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Translations of “the three Rs”

Word of the Day

exercise

physical activity that you do to make your body strong and healthy

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More