1. Noun.  The '''accidents''', of inflections of words; the rudiments of grammar - John Milton.
  2. Noun.  a book containing the first principles of grammar, and so of the rudiments of any subject or art.
  3. Noun.  The rudiments of any subject - James Russell Lowell.

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