Part of speech:
Having dominant or controlling power or influence:
The definition of elementary is something simple and basic, or the entry-level into something.
The first in a group or series.
Pertaining to the foundation or basis; serving for the foundation. Hence: Essential, as an element, principle, or law; important; original; elementary.
Unavoidably determined by prior conditions or circumstances; inevitable:
Most important or significant; main; principal
Controlling; essential; important
Basic and powerful; not subtle or refined; primal
Not characterized by luxury or elaborate commitments:
Philosophy is a set of ideals, standards or beliefs used to describe behavior and thought.
The way in which a government, state, society, etc. is organized
The definition of infrastructure is the basic facilities and installations that help a government or community run, including roads, schools, phone lines, sewage treatment plants and power generation.
Not belonging to or originating in a certain group or association:
Possessing some quality, or having been subject to some operation (as substitution), in the second degree; as, a secondary salt, a secondary amine, etc. Compare primary.
(Informal) Of or relating to the first portion of some extended thing.
Being the source from which a copy, reproduction, or translation is made.
A part of a set or configuration, as a side of a triangle or a number in a matrix
Relating to or occurring on or near the surface of the earth.
Constituting or forming part of the essence of something
Of or treating the most basic aspects
The forces and processes that produce and control these phenomena:
The definition of abecedarian is arranged in alphabetical order or formed by letters of the alphabet.
(Mathematics, computing) In canonical form.
Established by or operating under a constitution:
Existing in someone or something as a natural and inseparable quality, characteristic, or right; intrinsic; innate; basic
Existing naturally rather than acquired; that seems to have been in one from birth
Of or relating to the essential nature of a thing; inherent.
Main is described as the most important or primary person or thing.
Designating or of any of the churches belonging to the Eastern Orthodox Church
Belonging to the first or earliest age or ages; original or ancient:
Being in an early stage of development or having a simple form:
Stalkless and attached directly at the base, as certain kinds of leaves and fruit.
Having very slight furrows.
(Finance) Having priority, as a claim
The first and last; the beginning and end.
The definition of an assumption is an idea that is formed without evidence.
Power assigned to another; authorization:
An established principle or law of a science, art, etc.
The very basis; the foundation:
An ecclesiastical law or code of laws established by a church council.
(Pharmacy) A sweetened, aromatic solution used as a vehicle for a medicine or alcohol, or as a nonmedicated flavoring
A donation or legacy appropriated to support a charitable institution, and constituting a permanent fund; endowment.
(Christian Theol.) The unique nature of the one God
The Magna Carta is defined as a legal document signed by King John of England on June 15, 1215 which stopped taxation without legislative approval and guaranteed a trial or legal process before taking a person's liberty or property.
A place to stand on
A building or particular portion of a building.
First principles; fundamentals
Rudiment is the most basic or elemental form, or an undeveloped organ or limb.
A part, substance, element, etc. which lies beneath and supports another; foundation
All that part of a building above the basement. Also used figuratively.
That branch of an art or science consisting in a knowledge of its principles and methods rather than in its practice; pure, as opposed to applied, science, etc.
Lying at the outside or away from the central part; outer; external
Supplemental or added to something.
Possessing everything essential; entire.
Introducing; giving a preview or idea of
Of, or in the manner of, a musical canon
A basic dietary item, such as flour, rice, or corn.
The definition of indispensable is essential or absolutely necessary.
The most nearly perfect or most typical manifestation of a quality or thing
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