[el-uh-men-tuh-ree, -tree] /ˌɛl əˈmɛn tə ri, -tri/
pertaining to or dealing with , rudiments, or first principles:
an elementary grammar.
of or relating to an :
of the nature of an ultimate constituent; simple or uncompounded.
pertaining to the four elements, earth, water, air, and fire, or to the great forces of nature; .
Chemistry. of or noting one or more elements.
not difficult; simple; rudimentary
of or concerned with the first principles of a subject; introductory or fundamental
(maths) (of a function) having the form of an algebraic, exponential, trigonometric, or a logarithmic function, or any combination of these
(chem) another word for elemental (sense 5)
late 14c., “having the nature of one of the four elements,” from Middle French elementaire and directly from Latin elementarius, from elementum (see element). Meaning “rudimentary” is from 1540s; meaning “simple” is from 1620s. Elementary school is 1841.
noun, Physics. 1. the unit of electric charge of which all free charges found in nature are integral multiples, equal to 1.602 × 10 −19 coulombs, the charge of the proton.
noun, Mathematics. 1. one of a class of functions that is generally taken to include power, exponential, and trigonometric functions, their inverses, and finite combinations of them.
- Elementary granules
elementary granules el·e·men·ta·ry granules (ěl’ə-měn’tə-rē, -trē) pl.n. See hemoconia.
noun, Physics. 1. any lepton, hadron, photon, or graviton, the particles once thought to be the indivisible components of all matter or radiation. noun 1. any of several entities, such as electrons, neutrons, or protons, that are less complex than atoms and are regarded as the constituents of all matter Also called fundamental particle elementary […]