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English adjective: elementary

1. elementary easy and not involved or complicated

SamplesAn elementary problem in statistics.
Elementary, my dear Watson.
A simple game.
Found an uncomplicated solution to the problem.

Synonymssimple, uncomplicated, unproblematic


Antonymsdifficult, hard

2. elementary of or pertaining to or characteristic of elementary school or elementary education

SamplesThe elementary grades.
Elementary teachers.

3. elementary of or being the essential or basic part

SamplesAn elementary need for love and nurturing.

Synonymselemental, primary


Antonymsincidental, incident

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