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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ru·di·men·ta·ry /ˌrudəˈmɛntəri, ˈmɛntri/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ru·di·men·ta·ry /ˌrudəˈmɛntərɪ, ˈmɛntrɪ/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ru·di·men·ta·ry a.
 1. Of or pertaining to rudiments; consisting in first principles; elementary; initial; as, rudimental essays.
 2. Biol. Very imperfectly developed; in an early stage of development; embryonic.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: being or involving basic facts or principles; "the
             fundamental laws of the universe"; "a fundamental
             incompatibility between them"; "these rudimentary
             truths"; "underlying principles" [syn: fundamental,
      2: being in the earliest stages of development; "rudimentary
      3: not fully developed in mature animals; "rudimentary wings"
         [syn: vestigial]