elementary Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “elementary” in the English Dictionary

"elementary" in British English

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uk   /ˌel.ɪˈmen.tər.i/  us   /-t̬ɚ-/
basic: I have an elementary knowledge of ​physics. They made some elementary mistakes. Millions of ​travellersfail to take ​even the most elementary of ​precautions.B1 relating to the early ​stages of ​studying a ​subject: This ​bookcontains a ​series of elementary ​exercises for ​learners.
(Definition of elementary from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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 us   /ˌel·əˈmen·tri, -ˈmen·tə·ri/

elementary adjective (BASIC)

simple or ​easy; ​basic: I’m taking a ​course in elementary Russian.

elementary adjective (OF CHEMICAL SUBSTANCE)

chemistry, physics [not gradable] relating to the ​chemicalelements: The elementary ​charge (= the ​electricalcharge in the ​nuclearmaterial of an ​element) is one of the constants that characterizes the ​basicparticles of ​matter.
(Definition of elementary from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “elementary”
in Arabic ابْتِدائي…
in Korean 초보의…
in Portuguese elementar…
in Catalan elemental…
in Japanese 初歩の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 基本的, 初级的, 基础的…
in Turkish temel, başlangıç…
in Russian основной, элементарный, начальный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 基本的, 初級的, 基礎的…
in Italian elementare…
in Polish podstawowy, elementarny, początkujący…
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