rudiment: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (r'du-munt), [key]
- Usually, the rudiments of grammar.
- the elements or first principles of a subject:the rudiments of grammar.
- a mere beginning, first slight appearance, or undeveloped or imperfect form of something:the rudiments of a plan.
- an organ or part incompletely developed in size or structure, as one in an embryonic stage, one arrested in growth, or one with no functional activity, as a vestige.
- rudiment (Thesaurus)