elementary [el΄ə ment′ə rē, el΄əmen′trē]
[ME elementare < L elementarius]
a) of first principles, rudiments, or fundamentals; introductory; basic; simple
b) of or having to do with the formal instruction of children in basic subjects [elementary education]
elementarily [el΄ə ment′ə rə lē, el΄men′ter′ə lē]

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