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1    not difficult; simple; rudimentary  
2    of or concerned with the first principles of a subject; introductory or fundamental  
3      (Maths)   (of a function) having the form of an algebraic, exponential, trigonometric, or a logarithmic function, or any combination of these  
4      (Chem)      another word for       elemental       5  
  elementarily      adv  
  elementariness      n  

elementary particle  
      n   any of several entities, such as electrons, neutrons, or protons, that are less complex than atoms and are regarded as the constituents of all matter,   (Also called)    fundamental particle  
elementary school  
1      (Brit)      a former name for       primary school  
2      (Also called (in the U.S.))    grade school, grammar school     (U.S. and Canadian)   a state school in which instruction is given for the first six to eight years of a child's education  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


1    clear, easy, facile, plain, rudimentary, simple, straightforward, uncomplicated  
2    basic, bog-standard     (informal)   elemental, fundamental, initial, introductory, original, primary, rudimentary  
   advanced, complex, complicated, higher, highly-developed, progressive, secondary, sophisticated  

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