Rudimentary vs Pristine - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between rudimentary and pristine

is that rudimentary is of or relating to one or more rudiments while pristine is unspoiled; still with its original purity; uncorrupted or unsullied or pristine can be relating to sawfishes of the family pristidae.

rudimentary

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • of or relating to one or more rudiments
  • I have only a rudimentary grasp of chemistry .
  • Basic; minimal; with less than, or only the minimum, necessary.
  • His grasp of rudimentary English allowed him at least to do the shopping .
    His rudimentary driving skills meant that he was a danger on the road .

    pristine

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) pristin.

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Unspoiled; still with its original purity; uncorrupted or unsullied
  • Primitive, pertaining to the earliest state of something
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Relating to sawfishes of the family Pristidae.
  • * 2008, J.M. Whitty, N.M. Phillips, D.L. Morgan, J.A. Chaplin, D.C. Thorburn & S.C. Peverell, Habitat associations of Freshwater Sawfish (Pristis microdon)and Northern River Sharks (Glyphis sp. C): including genetic analysis of P. microdon across northern Australia [http://www.environment.gov.au/coasts/publications/pubs/freshwater-sawfish-northern-river-shark.pdf]
  • This indicates that the present levels of genetic diversity in P. microdon are not unusually low, although the amount of diversity to be expected in pristine populations of coastal species of elasmobranch remains elusive because all populations investigated to date have suffered some degree of decline (e.g. Sandoval-Castillo et al. 2004, Keeney et al. 2005, Hoelzel et al. 2006, Stow et al. 2006, Lewallen et al. 2007).
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