Meaning of ELEMENTARY in English


adj.1 a dealing with or arising from the simplest facts of a subject; rudimentary, introductory. b simple.

2 Chem. not decomposable.

Phrases and idioms:

elementary particle Physics any of several subatomic particles supposedly not decomposable into simpler ones. elementary school a school in which elementary subjects are taught to young children.


elementarily adv. elementariness n.

Etymology: ME f. L elementarius (as ELEMENT)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.