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  • s  being or involving basic facts or principles
    these rudimentary truths
  • s  being in the earliest stages of development
    rudimentary plans
  • s  not fully developed in mature animals
    rudimentary wings

  • The investigation of the disaster proved that not even the rudimentary safety precautions had been taken by the tourists. .
  • Does this concept a fairly rudimentary assemblage of hardware performing prodigious and multifaceted tasks according to the dictates of the instructions fed to it sound .
  • Lip reading and learning the rudimentary ABCs are taboo; the word "children" is "children" only because Teacher says so, not from any deciphering of its component letter-sounds.
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  • A day at the zoo — in Yemen (PHOTOS)
    The animals are unhealthy, the cages are small, and the care is rudimentary at best. But the zoo’s low but quirky standards are not enough to deter pleasure-seeking Yemenis from enjoying the wildlife.
    June 9, 2013 - GlobalPost
  • LETTER: Democratic rights do not come from a 'divine right'
    If the author of the letter had even rudimentary knowledge of the founding of this country he would know that it was founded on the basis of the Enlightenment.
    June 7, 2013 - The Westerly Sun
  • Saris can reduce cholera
    A rudimentary filter can help control cholera in developing nations by filtering out bacteria. Rita Colwell calls it "a very simple step, and very important."
    June 5, 2013 - CNN

  • Jimmy Carter in Forbes
    This type of attack reminds us that terrorists with large agendas and little money can use rudimentary weapons to maximize their impact. And it again raises the question of whether a similar attack could happen in Seattle or San Diego, Miami, or... Robert Mueller CNN International Feb 23, 2009 85008 113247 rudimentary We began to find that if a family is starving to death and has no place to live and has no chance for any kind of rudimentary health care and is in a war zone, those deprivations become their main concern about human rights," Carter said.
  • Andrea in International Herald Tribune
    We applaud the (court) for upholding Jeff Wood's rudimentary due process right to have his competency evaluated,said Andrea Keilen, executive director of Texas Defender Service, a legal group also representing Wood.

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