Adjective "Rudiment" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Rudiment


    Definition:

    noun

    1. Usually, rudiments. the elements or first principles of a subject: the rudiments of grammar.

    a mere beginning, first slight appearance, or undeveloped or imperfect form of something: the rudiments of a plan.

    2. Biology. an organ or part incompletely developed in size or structure, as one in an embryonic stage, one arrested in growth, or one with no functional activity, as a vestige.

    Origin:
    rudiment