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Rudimentary

Ru`di`men´ta`ry
a.1.Of or pertaining to rudiments; consisting in first principles; elementary; initial; as, rudimental essays.
2.(Biol.) Very imperfectly developed; in an early stage of development; embryonic.
Adj.1.rudimentary - being or involving basic facts or principles; "the fundamental laws of the universe"; "a fundamental incompatibility between them"; "these rudimentary truths"; "underlying principles"
2.rudimentary - being in the earliest stages of development; "rudimentary plans"
3.rudimentary - not fully developed in mature animals; "rudimentary wings"
Synonyms: vestigial
Lilliputian, Tom Thumb, abecedarian, aboriginal, antenatal, arrested, autochthonous, backward, basal, basic, basilar, beginning, budding, central, coarse, creative, crucial, crude, dumpy, dwarf, dwarfed, dwarfish, elemental, elementary, elfin, embryonic, fetal, first, formative, foundational, generative, genetic, germinal, gestatory, immature, imperfect, in embryo, in its infancy, in ovo, in the bud, in the rough, inaugural, inceptive, inchoate, inchoative, incipient, incunabular, infant, infantile, initial, initiative, initiatory, introductory, inventive, meager, midget, nanoid, nascent, natal, original, oversimple, parturient, postnatal, pregnant, prenatal, primal, prime, primeval, primitive, primogenial, primordial, pristine, procreative, protogenic, pygmy, radical, reductionistic, reductive, rough, roughcast, roughhewn, rude, rudimental, runty, scraggy, scrubby, seminal, shriveled, shrunk, shrunken, simplistic, squat, stunted, unblown, uncultivated, uncultured, uncut, underdeveloped, underlying, undersize, undersized, undeveloped, unfashioned, unfinished, unformed, unhewn, unlabored, unlicked, unpolished, unprocessed, unrefined, unshaped, untreated, unworked, unwrought, ur, vestigial, wizened
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