What is elementary?

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kurlatik
March 19, 2015
What is elementary?

In the semantic context, the concept of "elementary" refers to the word "element" - a simple part of something that does not consist of other parts, or a unit whose further division seems impossible (for example, elementary particles or elements of the periodic table).

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By its meanings, this adverb can also be correlated with the adjective "elementary".

  • Simplistically, superficially. For example, “Elementary, simplistic, you look at rather complicated things”;
  • just, everyone knows. For example, "Watson, it's elementary!";
  • assumption, containing confidence in the knowledge of the basics, the foundations of something: education, science, rules, laws. For example, "This knowledge is elementary in its essence";
  • in a negative context, it can also mean a certain limitation, primitiveness, too simple a solution. For example, "This decision is too elementary for us."

The most widely used value was introduced into writing by the writer Arthur Conan Doyle.Through the efforts of the hero of the works of Sherlock Holmes, who universally repeats the phrase “elementary, Watson,” referring to his fellow doctor, this expression and its meaning became quite popular with many admirers of his talent.

Currently in the US, the detective series “Elementary” is being shot, using the motifs of the great writer's works. At the heart of the plot modern adventures of Holmes and Watson.