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Adjective: elemental  ,e-lu'men-t(u)l
  1. Of or being the essential or basic part
    "an elemental need for love and nurturing";
    - elementary, primary, basal
  2. Relating to or being an element
    "elemental sulphur"
  3. Relating to severe atmospheric conditions
    "a race against hail or cold rains or some other elemental catastrophe"

See also: basic

Encyclopedia: Elemental