• (RP) IPA: /(ˌ)ɛlɪ̈ˈmɛnt(ə)ɹɪ/
  • (GA) enPR ĕl'ĭ-mĕn′tə-rē, IPA: /ˌɛlɪ̈ˈmɛnt(ə)ɹi/


  1. Relating to the basic, essential or fundamental part of something.
  2. Relating to an elementary school.
  3. (physics) Relating to a subatomic particle.
  4. (archaic) Sublunary; not celestial; belonging to the sublunary sphere, to which the four classical elements (earth, air, fire and water) were confined; composed of or pertaining to these four elements.
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elementary (plural elementaries)

  1. An elementary school
  2. (mythology, mysticism) A supernatural being which is associated with the elements.

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