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rudiment

Biology an organ or part in its earliest recognizable form, esp one in an embryonic or vestigial state
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Slowly she learned the rudiments of the only common medium of thought exchange which her companions possessed--the language of the great apes.
There was the same sort of antithetic mixture in Martin Poyser: he was of so excellent a disposition that he had been kinder and more respectful than ever to his old father since he had made a deed of gift of all his property, and no man judged his neighbours more charitably on all personal matters; but for a farmer, like Luke Britton, for example, whose fallows were not well cleaned, who didn't know the rudiments of hedging and ditching, and showed but a small share of judgment in the purchase of winter stock, Martin Poyser was as hard and implacable as the north-east wind.
Indeed, we may sometimes observe a mere tendency to produce a rudiment inherited: for instance, in the common snapdragon(Antirrhinum) a rudiment of a fifth stamen so often appears, that this plant must have an inherited tendency to produce it.
These sessions are taking place across the heartland of rugby league and beyond and are giving youngsters a chance to learn the rudiments of the game whilst having fun as well.
A second section covers applicable real and and complex functions, with such topics as algebra of complex numbers, computation of definite integrals, and rudiments of the Fourier transform.
STUDENTS at seven Kirklees schools will learn the rudiments of good business practice whilst raising money for charity.
The world will be praying that beneath the buffoonery there lurks the rudiments of a statesman.
However, the 38-day underfed larvae lacked rudiments, suggesting that overexpression of CREB in the latter occurred specifically in response to food scarcity.
So why aren't we teaching at least the rudiments of our faith?
It teaches the rudiments of arranging scenes for better impact, layering a storyline, developing dialogue and tone to support the plot structure, and handling changing themes.
The basics are all provided in chapters that focus on the rudiments of assessing environment, reviewing assets and possibilities, and making the most of opportunities to find shelter, food, and protection.
Martinez, who learned the rudiments of the sport by playing in one of SM skating rinks, saw action in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia.