elemental, elementary
Elemental refers primarily to the forces of nature and in particular to the ancient belief in the ‘four elements’ of earth, water, air, and fire, as in elemental fire / elemental forces / elemental spirits / etc. Elementary, on the other hand, means ‘rudimentary, introductory’, as in elementary school / elementary mathematics / etc. In modern physics, elementary means ‘not able to be decomposed’, as in elementary particle.

Modern English usage. 2014.

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  • elemental — adjetivo 1. Del elemento: análisis elemental. 2. Que es fundamento de alguna cosa, o que es muy importante o necesario: Es una norma elemental de cortesía que hay que respetar. El estudiante es la pieza elemental del proceso educativo. 3. Que es… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • elemental — 1. adj. Perteneciente o relativo a un elemento. 2. Fundamental, primordial. 3. Referente a los elementos o principios de una ciencia o arte. Física elemental. 4. Obvio, de fácil comprensión, evidente. No hablemos más de esto, que es elemental. ☛… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Elemental — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Elemental Álbum de Tears for Fears Publicación 22 de junio de 1993 Grabación 1992 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Elemental — El e*men tal ([e^]l [ e]*m[e^]n tal), a. 1. Pertaining to the elements, first principles, and primary ingredients, or to the four supposed elements of the material world; as, elemental air. Elemental strife. Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. Pertaining to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • élémental — ⇒ÉLÉMENTAL, ALE, AUX ou ALS, adj. et subst. masc. A. Adj. Qui participe de la nature des éléments, des forces naturelles. L électricité est, comme la musique symphonique, un fluide élémental (MAUCLAIR, Relig. mus., 1928, pp. 22 23) : • ... il me… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • elemental — ► ADJECTIVE 1) fundamental. 2) of or resembling the powerful and primitive forces of nature: elemental hatred. 3) relating to or of the nature of a chemical element …   English terms dictionary

  • elemental — [el΄ə ment′ l] adj. [ME < ML elementalis] 1. of any or all of the four elements: see ELEMENT (sense 1) 2. of or like natural forces; characteristic of the physical universe 3. basic and powerful; not subtle or refined; primal [hunger and sex… …   English World dictionary

  • Elemental — ist eine Hip Hop Gruppe aus Zagreb, die im Jahre 1998 entstanden ist. Die Band verzichtet auf die Hip Hop Methode mit einem Mikrofon und zwei Plattendecks. Die Instrumentalisten sind ein wichtiger Teil der Gruppe . Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Mitglieder …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • elemental — index cardinal (basic), central (essential), elementary, essential (inherent), fundamental …   Law dictionary

  • elemental — (adj.) late 15c., “pertaining to the four elements,” from M.L. elementalis, from L. elementum (see ELEMENT (Cf. element)). Meaning “simple, uncomplicated” is from 1550s; that of “relating to first principles” is from 1570s. The noun… …   Etymology dictionary

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