rudiments


rudiments
UK [ˈruːdɪmənts] / US [ˈrudəmənts] noun

the rudiments (of something) — basic skills, or the simple facts about a subject

I know the rudiments of chess, but I'm not very good.


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  • rudiments — RUDIMENTS. s. m. p. Les premiers principes des Sciences & des autres Arts liberaux. Il veut parler de geometrie & d algebre, & il n en a pas les premiers rudiments, il n en sçait pas les premiers rudiments. à peine sçait il les premiers rudiments …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Rudiments — sind elementare Grundübungen für das Spiel auf der kleinen Trommel. Sie werden zur Förderung der technischen Fertigkeiten des Trommlers geübt. Die National Association of Rudimental Drummers (N.A.R.D) hat in den 1950er Jahren 26 Übungen als… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • rudiments — ● rudiments nom masculin pluriel Notions élémentaires qui forment la base de l enseignement ou de l étude d une science, d un art : Apprendre les rudiments de la grammaire. ● rudiments (synonymes) nom masculin pluriel Notions élémentaires qui… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • rudiments — [n] fundamentals ABCs*, basics, beginnings, elements, essentials, first principles, foundation, guts*, heart, nitty gritty, principles; concepts 668,687,826,829 …   New thesaurus

  • rudiments — ru|di|ments [ˈru:dımənts] n [plural] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: rudimentum beginning , from rudis; RUDE] formal the most basic parts of a subject, which you learn first = ↑basics rudiments of ▪ the rudiments of windsurfing …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rudiments — [[t]ru͟ːdɪmənts[/t]] N PLURAL: usu the N of n When you learn the rudiments of something, you learn the simplest or most essential things about it. She helped to build a house, learning the rudiments of brick laying as she went along. Syn: basics …   English dictionary

  • rudiments — ru|di|ments [ rudəmənts ] noun the rudiments (of something) basic skills, or the simple facts about a subject …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rudiments — noun (plural) formal the most basic parts of a subject, which you learn first (+ of): the rudiments of tennis …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • rudiments — plural noun the rudiments of sign language Syn: basics, fundamentals, essentials, first principles, foundation; informal nuts and bolts, ABCs …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • rudiments — [ˈruːdɪmənts] noun the rudiments of sth the basic skills or information that are needed for an activity or subject[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English