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elementaryadjective

 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.
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