1. [ adjective ] alphabetically arranged (as for beginning readers)
Related terms: alphabetic
2. [ adjective ] in alphabetical order
Synonyms: alphabetical
Related terms: ordered
3. [ adjective ] (education) of elementary education
Synonyms: basic beginning primary basal

"a basal reader" "children in the beginning reading classes" "the primary grades"

Related terms: elementary
4. [ noun ] (religion) a 16th century sect of Anabaptists centered in Germany who had an absolute disdain for human knowledge
Related terms: sect
5. [ noun ] a novice learning the rudiments of some subject
Related terms: novice
Similar spelling:   abecedarius