Definition of rudimentary:
inherent, key, underlying, embryonic, crude, unfinished, central, initial, original, basal, start, basic, profound, vestigial, fundamental, simple, rudimental, primal, incomplete, undeveloped, beginning, elementary, simple, uncomplete, cardinal, elemental, implicit in.
His recognition of art as distinguished from nature was far too rudimentary to fit him for a teacher, for his love of facts and detail blinded him to every other aspect of our relations with nature, in the recognition of which consist the highest gifts of the artist.- "The Autobiography of a Journalist, Volume I", William James Stillman.
- "Warlock o' Glenwarlock", George MacDonald.
- "The Breath of Life", John Burroughs.