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3 definitions found
 for elementary
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Elementary \El`e*men"ta*ry\, a. [L. elementarius: cf. F.
     ['e]l['e]mentaire.]
     1. Having only one principle or constituent part; consisting
        of a single element; simple; uncompounded; as, an
        elementary substance.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Pertaining to, or treating of, the elements, rudiments, or
        first principles of anything; initial; rudimental;
        introductory; as, an elementary treatise.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. Pertaining to one of the four elements, air, water, earth,
        fire. "Some luminous and fiery impressions in the
        elementary region." --J. Spencer.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  elementary
      adj 1: easy and not involved or complicated; "an elementary
             problem in statistics"; "elementary, my dear Watson"; "a
             simple game"; "found an uncomplicated solution to the
             problem" [syn: elementary, simple, uncomplicated,
             unproblematic]
      2: of or pertaining to or characteristic of elementary school or
         elementary education; "the elementary grades"; "elementary
         teachers"
      3: of or being the essential or basic part; "an elementary need
         for love and nurturing" [syn: elementary, elemental,
         primary]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  134 Moby Thesaurus words for "elementary":
     ab ovo, abecedarian, aboriginal, acid, alkali, antenatal, austere,
     autochthonous, bare, basal, basic, basilar, beginning, biochemical,
     budding, central, chaste, chemical, chemicobiological,
     chemicoengineering, chemicomineralogical, chemicophysical,
     chemurgic, clear, component, constituent, constitutive,
     copolymeric, copolymerous, creative, crucial, dimeric, dimerous,
     easy, electrochemical, elemental, embryonic, essential, fetal,
     formative, foundational, fundamental, generative, genetic,
     germinal, gestatory, gut, heteromerous, homely, homespun,
     homogeneous, in embryo, in its infancy, in ovo, in the bud,
     inaugural, inceptive, inchoate, inchoative, incipient, incunabular,
     indivisible, infant, infantile, initial, initiative, initiatory,
     integral, integrant, introductory, inventive, irreducible,
     isomerous, macrochemical, material, mere, metameric, monolithic,
     monomerous, nascent, natal, nonacid, of a piece, of the essence,
     original, parturient, photochemical, physicochemical,
     phytochemical, plain, polymeric, postnatal, prefatory, pregnant,
     preliminary, prenatal, primal, primary, prime, primeval, primitive,
     primogenial, primordial, pristine, procreative, protogenic, pure,
     pure and simple, radical, radiochemical, rude, rudimental,
     rudimentary, seminal, severe, simon-pure, simple, single, spare,
     stark, straightforward, substantial, substantive, thermochemical,
     unadorned, uncluttered, uncomplicated, underlying, understandable,
     undifferenced, undifferentiated, uniform, unsubtle, ur
  
  

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