Meaning of “the rudiments” in the English Dictionary

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"the rudiments" in British English

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the rudimentsnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˈruː.dɪ.mənts/ us /ˈruː.də.mənts/

the simplest and most basic facts about a subject or activity:

It only took me an hour to learn/pick up the rudiments of skiing.

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

"rudiments" in American English

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rudimentsplural noun

us /ˈru·də·mənts/

the simplest and most basic facts:

the rudiments of grammar

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