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fundamental

noun

1 fundamental

Any factor that could be considered important to the understanding of a particular business.



2 fundamental

The lowest tone of a harmonic series.

synonyms: first harmonic, fundamental frequency.

adjective

1 fundamental

Serving as an essential component:
— An example that was fundamental to the argument.
— Computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure.

synonyms: cardinal, central, key, primal.

Roget 215: supporting, supported etc. v.; fundamental; dorsigerous.   

Roget 5: derived from within, subjective; intrinsic, intrinsical; fundamental, normal; implanted, inherent, essential, natural; innate, inborn, inbred, ingrained, ... show more

Roget 211: bottom, undermost, nethermost; fundamental; founded on, based on, grounded on, built on.   

Polish: bazowy, centralny, główny, rdzenny, wytyczny

2 fundamental

Being or involving basic facts or principles:
— The fundamental laws of the universe.
— A fundamental incompatibility between them.

synonyms: rudimentary, underlying.

3 fundamental

Far-reaching and thoroughgoing in effect especially on the nature of something:
— The fundamental revolution in human values that has occurred.
— The book underwent fundamental changes.
— Committed the fundamental error of confusing spending with extravagance.

synonym: profound.


Moby thesaurus: AF, ab ovo, abecedarian, aboriginal, antenatal, audio frequency, austere, autochthonous, axiom, bare, basal, base, basement, basic, basilar, basis, bearing wall, bed, bedding, bedrock ... show more.

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