|1.||[ adjective ] alphabetically arranged (as for beginning readers)|
|2.||[ adjective ] in alphabetical order|
|3.||[ adjective ] (education) of elementary education|
|Synonyms:||basic beginning primary basal|
"a basal reader" "children in the beginning reading classes" "the primary grades"
|4.||[ noun ] (religion) a 16th century sect of Anabaptists centered in Germany who had an absolute disdain for human knowledge|
|5.||[ noun ] a novice learning the rudiments of some subject|