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Meaning & Definition of Rudiment in English

English

Rudiment

/rudɪmənt/

noun

1. The elementary stages of any subject (usually plural)

  • "He mastered only the rudiments of geometry"
    synonym:
  • rudiment
  • ,
  • first rudiment
  • ,
  • first principle
  • ,
  • alphabet
  • ,
  • ABC
  • ,
  • ABC's
  • ,
  • ABCs

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • rudiment