Definitions of elementary

  1. of or being the essential or basic part; "an elementary need for love and nurturing" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Pertaining to, or treating of, the elements, rudiments, or first principles of anything; initial; rudimental; introductory; as, an elementary treatise. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Pertaining to one of the four elements, air, water, earth, fire. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Pertaining to first principles; introductory; as, an elementary education. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Of a single element: primary: uncompounded: pertaining to the elements: treating of first principles. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Of an elment; simple; primary; treating of first principles. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. Simple; uncompounded; having only one constituent part; containing, teaching, or discussing first principles; treating of elements. Elementary substances, the substances hitherto unanalyzable into simpler by chemical means, estimated at sixty-five. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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  1. The author is aware of the importance of work of this sort, but he does not believe it is possible at the present time to write a book along such lines which shall be of much use for elementary students. – An Elementary Course in Synthetic Projective Geometry by Lehmer, Derrick Norman
  2. Here is an elementary proposition. – Napoleon the Little by Victor Hugo