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Meaning of "elementary" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ELEMENTARY

elementary  [ˌɛlɪˈmɛntərɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ELEMENTARY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Elementary is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES ELEMENTARY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of elementary in the English dictionary

The first definition of elementary in the dictionary is not difficult; simple; rudimentary. Other definition of elementary is of or concerned with the first principles of a subject; introductory or fundamental. Elementary is also having the form of an algebraic, exponential, trigonometric, or a logarithmic function, or any combination of these.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ELEMENTARY


alimentary
ˌælɪˈmɛntərɪ
complementary
ˌkɒmplɪˈmɛntərɪ
complimentary
ˌkɒmplɪˈmɛntərɪ
documentary
ˌdɒkjʊˈmɛntərɪ
filamentary
ˌfɪləˈmɛntərɪ
impedimentary
ɪmˌpɛdɪˈmɛntərɪ
integumentary
ɪnˌtɛɡjʊˈmɛntərɪ
mockumentary
ˌmɒkjʊˈmɛntərɪ
parliamentary
ˌpɑːləˈmɛntərɪ
rudimentary
ˌruːdɪˈmɛntərɪ
sacramentary
ˌsækrəˈmɛntərɪ
sedimentary
ˌsɛdɪˈmɛntərɪ
semidocumentary
ˌsɛmɪˌdɒkjʊˈmɛntərɪ
shockumentary
ˌʃɒkjuːˈmɛntərɪ
supplementary
ˌsʌplɪˈmɛntərɪ
tegumentary
ˌtɛɡjʊˈmɛntərɪ
tenementary
ˌtɛnəˈmɛntərɪ
testamentary
ˌtɛstəˈmɛntərɪ
uncomplimentary
ˌʌnkɒmplɪˈmɛntərɪ
unparliamentary
ˌʌnpɑːləˈmɛntərɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ELEMENTARY

elegize
elegy
Eleia
element
element 107
elemental
elementalism
elementally
elementarily
elementariness
elementary education
elementary particle
elementary school
elementary schooling
elementary student
elementary teacher
elemi
elench
elenchi
elenchic

WORDS THAT END LIKE ELEMENTARY

commentary
dentary
emolumentary
fly-on-the-wall documentary
fragmentary
involuntary
ligamentary
medicamentary
military
momentary
nonelementary
nonvoluntary
pigmentary
running commentary
sedentary
segmentary
semisedentary
unguentary
vestimentary
voluntary

Synonyms and antonyms of elementary in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ELEMENTARY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «elementary» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of elementary

Translation of «elementary» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ELEMENTARY

Find out the translation of elementary to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of elementary from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «elementary» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

基本的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

elemental
570 millions of speakers

English

elementary
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्राथमिक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الابتدائية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

элементарная
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

elementar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রাথমিক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

élémentaire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Elementary
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

grundlegend
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

初歩的な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

기본의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dhasar
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tiểu học
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தொடக்க
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्राथमिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

temel
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

elementare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

elementarne
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

елементарна
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

elementar
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

στοιχειώδη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

basiese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

elementär
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

elementær
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of elementary

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ELEMENTARY»

The term «elementary» is very widely used and occupies the 4.534 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ELEMENTARY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about elementary

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10 QUOTES WITH «ELEMENTARY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word elementary.
1
Richard Attias
Not only do African students deserve excellent universities, they deserve good elementary and secondary schools, too - and then, to have access to ongoing vocational and job training to ensure their skills remain as relevant as possible to African organizations.
2
Avi
In elementary school, I did well in science, but I was a poor writer. When I got to high school, I failed all my courses.
3
Charles Babbage
Surely, if knowledge is valuable, it can never be good policy in a country far wealthier than Tuscany, to allow a genius like Mr. Dalton's, to be employed in the drudgery of elementary instruction.
4
Linwood Barclay
Crime fiction makes money. It may be harder for writers to get published, but crime is doing better than most of what we like to call CanLit. It's elementary, plot-driven, character-rich story-telling at its best.
5
Ishmael Beah
I grew up as a Muslim. I went to an Islamic elementary school. Most of my community was Muslim, so I grew up praying five times a day.
6
Aimee Bender
I noticed, when I taught elementary school, how true the squeaky wheel thing is, and how endearing squeaky wheels can be! Because when you're being a squeaky wheel, you're also really letting people know who you are.
7
William Bennett
The elementary school must assume as its sublime and most solemn responsibility the task of teaching every child in it to read. Any school that does not accomplish this has failed.
8
Jack Bowman
I've been in elementary education for years and my belief is that Christmas pageants in schools are little more than conditioning kids for the Christian religion.
9
Betsy Brandt
My son is pre-K and my daughter is in elementary school. So they don't watch the show. But my son knows that I'm on it - he says that 'Breaking Bad' is his favorite show even though he's never seen it. It's really great that he says that, because it makes me look like mother of the year.
10
Karl Ferdinand Braun
Elementary considerations led me to the conclusion that a medium, composed of layers of different dielectric constants, must behave as a uniaxial crystal if it is assumed that the layer thicknesses are only a fraction of a wave-length.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ELEMENTARY»

Discover the use of elementary in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to elementary and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Elementary Matrix Theory
This text for undergraduates "employs a concrete elementary approach, avoiding abstraction until the final chapter."--Back cover.
Howard Whitley Eves, 1980
2
100 Great Problems of Elementary Mathematics: Their History ...
Problems that beset Archimedes, Newton, Euler, Cauchy, Gauss, etc. Features squaring the circle, pi, similar problems. No advanced math is required. Includes 100 problems with proofs.
Heinrich Dörrie, 1965
3
Elementary Linear Programming with Applications
The material is now only available on the companion website - http://www.elsevierdirect.com/product.jsp?isbn=9780124179103 * More review material on linear algebra * Elementary linear programming covered more efficiently * Presentation ...
Bernard Kolman, 1995
4
Elementary Korean
A complete first-year course for learning Korean.
Ross King, Jaehoon Yeon, 2000
5
Elementary Statistics
All this and more have established this text's reputation for being remarkably accessible for students to learn from--and simple and straightforward for instructors to teach from.
Robert Johnson, Patricia Kuby, 2011
6
English Vocabulary in Use Elementary with Answers
Test Your English Vocabulary in Use Elementary 2nd edition can be used on its own or with the companion volume English Vocabulary in Use Elementary 2nd edition.
Michael McCarthy, Felicity O'Dell, 2010
7
Test Your English Vocabulary in Use Elementary with Answers
Test Your English Vocabulary in Use Elementary 2nd edition can be used on its own or with the companion volume English Vocabulary in Use Elementary 2nd edition.
Michael McCarthy, Felicity O'Dell, 2010
8
Elementary Turkish
In a carefully arranged sequence of 23 lessons, Lewis V. Thomas, late Professor of Oriental Studies at Princeton, presents thorough coverage that allows the student to begin to use the basic patterns of modern Turkish without time-consuming ...
Lewis Victor Thomas, Norman Itzkowitz, 1986
9
Introduction to Elementary Particles
This is the first quantitative treatment of elementary particle theory that is accessible to undergraduates.
David Griffiths, 2008
10
Praxis II Elementary Education: Content Knowledge (0014/5014)
This new edition of our popular PRAXIS II test prep was designed to help teacher candidates master the information on the paper-based (0014) and computer-based (5014) Elementary Education exam.
Shannon Grey, Anita Price Davis, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ELEMENTARY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term elementary is used in the context of the following news items.
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Relay Elementary School parents ask for removal of principal
Relay Elementary School Principal Lisa Dingle addresses a crowd of concerned parents and community members July 8. (Heather Norris). «Baltimore Sun, Jul 15»
2
New principal hired at Blacksburg's Harding Avenue Elementary
A Martinsville educator is set to take over as principal at Blacksburg's Harding Avenue Elementary School. Stephanie Sedor will begin her ... «Roanoke Times, Jul 15»
3
Millbrae Elementary School District selects new chief official
Vahn Phayprasert accepted a promotion to become superintendent of the Millbrae Elementary School District, under a recent decision by the ... «San Mateo Daily Journal, Jul 15»
4
Letter to Swegle Elementary parents was sent "in error"
The tone of a letter sent to parents of Swegle Elementary School students this week about the upcoming school year struck a nerve for some ... «Statesman Journal, Jul 15»
5
New East Jackson Elementary School nearly complete, tours being …
The new East Jackson Elementary School, inside what was the district's former middle school at 4340 Walz Road, will open as scheduled on ... «MLive.com, Jul 15»
6
Colorado Springs elementary students back in class under new …
Although the calendar said July 8, hundreds of students at two elementary schools in Harrison School District 2 headed back to school. «Colorado Springs Gazette, Jul 15»
7
Kids Back in Class at Year-Round Elementary Schools
Wednesday was the first day of school for students at Mary C. Snow West Side Elementary and Piedmont Elementary. They are Kanawha ... «WSAZ-TV, Jul 15»
8
Former Indian Lane Elementary principal has no regrets
Former Indian Lane Elementary School Principal Bill Bennett, right, and his attorney Rocco P. Imperatrice, talk about Bennett's departure from ... «The Delaware County Daily Times, Jul 15»
9
Man Fatally Shot Near Elementary School in Gardena Area …
A homicide investigation was underway Wednesday after a man was fatally shot near an elementary school in an unincorporated area of ... «KTLA, Jul 15»
10
Cloverdale elementary school team wins Sonoma Raceway gravity …
A team of students from Washington Elementary School in Cloverdale won the STEM Car Race Challenge at Sonoma Raceway during the ... «Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Jul 15»

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