how to pronounce elementary


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elementary is pronounced in five syllables

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An example use of elementary in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

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meanings of elementary


  1. Relating to a subatomic particle.
  2. Relating to the basic, essential or fundamental part of something.
  3. Relating to an elementary school.
  4. 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.


  1. An elementary school.
  2. A supernatural being which is associated with the elements.

elementary frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word elementary occurs in english on average 7.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics elementary can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that elementary can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

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