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Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Elementary'

Elementary Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    elementary adj
  1. easy and not involved or complicated; "an elementary problem in statistics"; "elementary, my dear Watson"; "a simple game"; "found an uncomplicated solution to the problem" [syn: simple, uncomplicated, unproblematic]
  2. of or being the essential or basic part; "an elementary need for love and nurturing" [syn: primary]
Elementary Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Elementary \El`e*men"ta*ry\, a. [L. elementarius: cf. F. ['e]l['e]mentaire.]
  1. Having only one principle or constituent part; consisting of a single element; simple; uncompounded; as, an elementary substance.
  2. Pertaining to, or treating of, the elements, rudiments, or first principles of anything; initial; rudimental; introductory; as, an elementary treatise.
  3. Pertaining to one of the four elements, air, water, earth, fire. ``Some luminous and fiery impressions in the elementary region.'' --J. Spencer.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Elementary'

  • Elementary: Elementary: Education. Elementary education , consists of the first years of formal, structured education that occur during childhood . ...
  • ELEMENTARY: In computational complexity theory , the complexity class ELEMENTARY of elementary recursive functions is the union of the classes in the ...
  • Elementary school: An elementary school is an institution where children receive the first stage of compulsory education known as elementary or primary ...
  • Elementary particle: In particle physics , an elementary particle or fundamental particle is a particle believed not to have substructure ; that is, it is ...
  • Springfield Elementary School: Springfield Elementary School is a local school on The Simpsons , attended by Bart Simpson , Lisa Simpson and other Springfieldian ...

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* 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. - William John Bennett

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