rudimentary

Exam frequency

GRE

medium

Banks

medium

Civil Services

medium

Meaning(s)

simple or basic

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rudimentary - basic

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Something ‘rudimentary’ is considered to be imperfectly developed or uncomplex. The term is most commonly used in relation to a person’s skill or competency at a particular thing. To a lesser degree, and more so in a professional context, it is also used to express the very early stage of a process or development. A rarely used form of the word is ‘rudimental’.

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Synonyms fundamental,primitive,elementary
Antonyms advanced,complex,sophisticated

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  1. Don’t be concerned about using that software. You only need a rudimentary understanding of computers to operate it.

  2. When I first moved to Paris, I found it very difficult to adapt and integrate with my rudimentary French.

  3. Our plans for the new product are still quite rudimentary, but I feel they will develop into something very promising.

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