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ˈru də məntrudi·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rudiment, first rudiment, first principle, alphabet, ABC, ABC's, ABCsnoun

    the elementary stages of any subject (usually plural)

    "he mastered only the rudiments of geometry"

  2. rudimentnoun

    the remains of a body part that was functional at an earlier stage of life

    "Meckel's diverticulum is the rudiment of the embryonic yolk sac"

Wiktionary

  1. rudimentnoun

    A fundamental principle or skill, especially in a field of learning (often in the plural).

    We learn the rudiments of thermodynamics next week.

  2. rudimentnoun

    Something in an undeveloped form (often in the plural)

    I have the rudiments of an escape plan.

  3. rudimentnoun

    A body part that no longer has a function

  4. rudimentnoun

    In percussion, one of a selection of basic drum patterns learned as an exercise.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rudimentnoun

    that which is unformed or undeveloped; the principle which lies at the bottom of any development; an unfinished beginning

    Etymology: [L. rudimentum, fr. rudis unwrought, ignorant, rude: cf. F. rudiment. See Rude.]

  2. Rudimentnoun

    hence, an element or first principle of any art or science; a beginning of any knowledge; a first step

    Etymology: [L. rudimentum, fr. rudis unwrought, ignorant, rude: cf. F. rudiment. See Rude.]

  3. Rudimentnoun

    an imperfect organ or part, or one which is never developed

    Etymology: [L. rudimentum, fr. rudis unwrought, ignorant, rude: cf. F. rudiment. See Rude.]

  4. Rudimentverb

    to furnish with first principles or rules; to insrtuct in the rudiments

    Etymology: [L. rudimentum, fr. rudis unwrought, ignorant, rude: cf. F. rudiment. See Rude.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rudiment

    rōōd′i-ment, n. anything in its rude or first state: a first principle or element: (pl.) the introduction to any science: (biol.) that which is in its first stage of development: the beginning of any part or organ, that which is vestigial, an aborted part.—v.t. to ground: to settle in first principles.—adjs. Rudimen′tal, Rudimen′tary, pertaining to, consisting in, or containing rudiments or first principles: initial: elementary: undeveloped: (biol.) beginning to be formed: arrested in development.—adv. Rudimen′tarily.—n. Rudimentā′tion.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rudiment in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rudiment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of rudiment in a Sentence

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    Compromise is the rudiment of every true love or relationship.

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