Definition for EL-E-MENT'A-RY


  1. Primary; simple; uncompounded; uncombined; having only one principle or constituent part; as, an elementary substance. Elementary particles are those into which a body is resolved by decomposition.
  2. Initial; rudimental; containing, teaching or discussing fast principles, rules or rudiments; as, an elementary treatise or disquisition. Reid. Blackstone.
  3. Treating of elements; collecting, digesting or explaining principles; as, an elementary writer.

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