Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to or of the nature of a rudiment; germinal; undeveloped; abortive. rudimental.

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Usage examples "rudimentary":

  1. The bomb appeared to have been prepared in a very rudimentary fashion; it had been charged with small pieces of iron, and fired by means of a match, such as a child might have devised. - "The Three Cities Trilogy: Paris, Vol. 2", Emile Zola.
  2. Looking back from a moment of calm, the psychology of the crisis is of a rudimentary simplicity. - "Ruggles of Red Gap", Harry Leon Wilson.
  3. Foreseeing the difficulty of determining the characters and functions of rudimentary organisms, He suggested that the point be decided by a further evolution. - "Natural Law in the Spiritual World", Henry Drummond.