Meaning of “rudimentary” in the English Dictionary

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"rudimentary" in British English

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rudimentaryadjective

uk /ˌruː.dɪˈmen.tər.i/ us /ˌruː.dəˈmen.tər.i/ also rudimental, /ˌruː.dɪˈmen.təl/ /ˌruː.dəˈmen.t̬əl/ formal

(Definition of “rudimentary” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rudimentary" in American English

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rudimentaryadjective

us /ˌrud·əˈment·ə·ri, -ˈmen·tri/

only basic, and not deep or detailed:

She has only a rudimentary grasp of the language.

(Definition of “rudimentary” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)