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Definition 1: of or pertaining to or characteristic of elementary school or elementary education - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where elementary or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the elementary grades
  • elementary teachers

Definition 2: of or being the essential or basic part - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where elementary or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an elementary need for love and nurturing
  • a basal reader

Synonyms for elementary in the sense of this definition

(elementary is similar to ...) pertaining to or constituting a base or basis

"a basic fact" "the basic ingredients" "basic changes in public opinion occur because of changes in priorities"

Definition 3: easy and not involved or complicated - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where elementary or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an elementary problem in statistics
  • elementary, my dear Watson
  • a simple game
  • found an uncomplicated solution to the problem

Synonyms for elementary in the sense of this definition

(elementary is similar to ...) posing no difficulty; requiring little effort

"an easy job" "an easy problem" "an easy victory" "the house is easy to heat" "satisfied with easy answers" "took the easy way out of his dilemma"

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