# Definitions for elementaryˌɛl əˈmɛn tə ri, -triel·e·men·tary

### Princeton's WordNet(3.00 / 2 votes)Rate this definition:

easy and not involved or complicated

"an elementary problem in statistics"; "elementary, my dear Watson"; "a simple game"; "found an uncomplicated solution to the problem"

of or pertaining to or characteristic of elementary school or elementary education

of or being the essential or basic part

"an elementary need for love and nurturing"

### Wiktionary(4.00 / 1 vote)Rate this definition:

Relating to the basic, essential or fundamental part of something.

Relating to an elementary school.

Relating to a subatomic particle.

Sublunary; not celestial; belonging to the sublunary sphere, to which the four classical elements (earth, air, fire and water) were confined; composed of or pertaining to these four elements.

### Webster Dictionary(0.00 / 0 votes)Rate this definition:

having only one principle or constituent part; consisting of a single element; simple; uncompounded; as, an elementary substance

Etymology: [L. elementarius: cf. F. lmentaire.]

pertaining to, or treating of, the elements, rudiments, or first principles of anything; initial; rudimental; introductory; as, an elementary treatise

Etymology: [L. elementarius: cf. F. lmentaire.]

pertaining to one of the four elements, air, water, earth, fire

Etymology: [L. elementarius: cf. F. lmentaire.]

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1. ELEMENTARY

In computational complexity theory, the complexity class ELEMENTARY of elementary recursive functions is the union of the classes in the exponential hierarchy. The name was coined by László Kalmár, in the context of recursive functions and undecidability; most problems in it are far from elementary. Some natural recursive problems lie outside ELEMENTARY, and are thus NONELEMENTARY. Most notably, there are primitive recursive problems which are not in ELEMENTARY. We know Whereas ELEMENTARY contains bounded applications of exponentiation, PR allows more general hyper operators which are not contained in ELEMENTARY.

### Editors Contribution(0.00 / 0 votes)Rate this definition:

1. elementary

A fundamental element.

Elementary, primary, rudimentary refer to what is basic and fundamental.

Submitted by MaryC on February 25, 2020

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### Numerology

1. Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of elementary in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

2. Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of elementary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

### Examples of elementary in a Sentence

1. We ask elderly people in Japan to teach children in elementary school. By using this robot, elderly people can participate in the classroom from their homes, so distance learning is another project we are working on now.

2. What you are implying in those questions is that you’re going to be able to make some sort of diagnosis and maybe alter or amend the curriculum of the child, what is the implication of that question ? If you are implying that a vaginal birth child is going to be smarter or more proactive in class than a C-section child, that is not Aiken Elementary.

3. Even if she was disrupting the class, I don’t think it was worth going three hours or more scrubbing the floor for talking, i don’t appreciate you having my child scrub a floor with a toothbrush. I’m pretty sure she doesn'tscrub her own floor with a toothbrush. The Polk County School District told Fox News in a statement it was deeply concerned about the allegations, and said it's opened a formal investigation into the alleged incident. Florida's Department of Children and Families and police are also investigating, according to the district. Our schools are required to follow a Code of Student Conduct; it is expected that all disciplinary measures be handled in a manner that is respectful to the student and preserves their dignity, the statement read. If true, the allegations described at Lake Alfred Elementary are completely unacceptable.

4. Oh they love the title of [first Hooters girl], back in elementary school, they would go, ‘Mom! My teacher knows who you are! My teacher loves Hooters… I would totally let my daughter be a Hooters girl if she didn’t have to drive back home at night alone. But if I could drive her there and back? Absolutely.

5. The greatest care must be taken to avoid the appearance of governmental endorsement in schools, especially elementary schools, given the impressionable age of the children under the school’s care and authority.

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## Translations for elementary

### From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

• ابتدائي
• елемента́рен, нача́лен
• folkeskole-, elementær, elementar-
• elementar
• στοιχειώδης
• perustava, perus-
• élémentaire
• sìmplidh
• elementare
• سه‌ره‌تایی
• grunnleggende, elementær
• elementær
• enkelt
• podstawowy, elementarny
• elementar, fundamental
• elementar, fundamental, elementară
• элемента́рный, нача́льный

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