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Princeton's WordNet

  1. basics, rudimentsnoun

    a statement of fundamental facts or principles


  1. rudiments

    In rudimental drumming, a form of percussion music, a drum rudiment is one of a number of relatively small patterns which form the foundation for more extended and complex drumming patterns. The term "drum rudiment" is most closely associated with various forms of field drumming, where the snare drum plays a prominent role. In this context "rudiment" means not only "basic", but also fundamental. This tradition of drumming originates in military drumming and it is a central component of martial music.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. rudiments

    The first principles, the elements of any particular science; as, the rudiments of war, which are the first principles or elements of war; as, marching, facing, wheeling; the drill, manual, and platoon exercises, manœuvres, etc.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rudiments in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rudiments in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of rudiments in a Sentence

  1. Eric Hoffer:

    We have rudiments of reverence for the human body, but we consider as nothing the rape of the human mind.

  2. Aristotle:

    Man differs from other animals particularly in this, that he is imitative, and acquires his rudiments of knowledge in this way; besides, the delight in imitation is universal.

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  • بدائياتArabic
  • βασικά στοιχείαGreek
  • יְסוֹדוֹת רִאשׁוֹנִיםHebrew
  • rudimenterNorwegian
  • அடிப்படைகள்Tamil

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