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One entry found for rudiment.
Main Entry: ru·di·ment
Pronunciation: primarystressrüd-schwa-mschwant
Function: noun
1 : a basic principle or skill -- usually used in plural <the rudiments of grammar>
2 a : something unformed or undeveloped : BEGINNING -- usually used in plural b : a body part so underdeveloped in size or structure that it is unable to perform its normal function

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