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- A fundamental principle or skill, especially in a field of learning (often in the plural).
#: We learn the rudiments of thermodynamics next week.
- Something in an undeveloped form (often in the plural)
#: I have the rudiments of an escape plan.
- biology A body part that no longer has a function
- music In percussion, one of a selection of basic drum patterns learned as an exercise.