Definitions for fundamentalˌfʌn dəˈmɛn tl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fun•da•men•talˌfʌn dəˈmɛn tl(adj.)

  1. serving as, or being an essential part of, a foundation or basis; basic; underlying:

    fundamental principles.

  2. of, pertaining to, or affecting the foundation or basis:

    a fundamental revision.

  3. being an original or primary source:

    a fundamental idea.

  4. (n.)a basic principle, rule, law, or the like that serves as the groundwork of a system; essential part.

  5. the root of a chord in music. the lowest component in a series of harmonics.

    Category: Music and Dance

  6. Physics.the component of lowest frequency in a composite wave.

    Category: Physics

Origin of fundamental:

1400–50; late ME < ML fundāmentālis

fun`da•men′tal•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fundamental(noun)

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

    "fundamentals include a company's growth, revenues, earnings, management, and capital structure"

  2. fundamental, fundamental frequency, first harmonic(adj)

    the lowest tone of a harmonic series

  3. cardinal, central, fundamental, key, primal(adj)

    serving as an essential component

    "a cardinal rule"; "the central cause of the problem"; "an example that was fundamental to the argument"; "computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure"

  4. fundamental, rudimentary, underlying(adj)

    being or involving basic facts or principles

    "the fundamental laws of the universe"; "a fundamental incomatibility between them"; "these rudimentary truths"; "underlying principles"

  5. fundamental, profound(adj)

    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"; "profound social changes"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. fundamental(adjective)ˌfʌn dəˈmɛn tl

    relating to what is most basic and important

    the fundamental difference between us; to make fundamental changes

Wiktionary

  1. fundamental(Noun)

    A leading or primary principle, rule, law, or article, which serves as the groundwork of a system; essential part, as, the fundamentals of linear algebra.

  2. fundamental(Adjective)

    Pertaining to the foundation or basis; serving for the foundation. Hence: Essential, as an element, principle, or law; important; original; elementary; as, a fundamental truth; a fundamental axiom.

    One of the fundamental reasons I can't give birth is that I am, in fact, a man.

  3. Origin: From fundamentalis, from fundamentum, from fundare, from fundus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fundamental(adj)

    pertaining to the foundation or basis; serving for the foundation. Hence: Essential, as an element, principle, or law; important; original; elementary; as, a fundamental truth; a fundamental axiom

  2. Fundamental(noun)

    a leading or primary principle, rule, law, or article, which serves as the groundwork of a system; essential part, as, the fundamentals of the Christian faith

Freebase

  1. Fundamental

    Fundamental is the ninth studio album by English synthpop duo Pet Shop Boys. It was released in May 2006 in the United Kingdom, Europe, Japan, and Canada, and was released in late June 2006 in the United States. The album entered the UK Albums Chart at number five on 28 May 2006. In the US the album peaked at #150 selling 7500 copies in its first week. As of April 2009 it had sold 46,000 copies in the US and 66,000 copies in the UK. Fundamental earned three Grammy nominations at the 2007 Grammy Awards for Best Dance/Electronic Album and Best Dance Recording with "I'm with Stupid" and 2008 for Best Dance Recording with "Minimal". The album was produced by the Pet Shop Boys and Trevor Horn and it features eleven new Pet Shop Boys compositions, and "Numb", written by Diane Warren. The liner notes show that the album is dedicated to two executed Iranian gay teenagers, Mahmoud Asgari and Ayaz Marhoni, who were hanged on 19 July 2005. Some reports have suggested the two may have been executed for engaging in homosexual behaviour, though the official Iranian report was that they were hanged for raping a 13-year-old boy. The album was critically acclaimed and went on to sell over 1 million copies worldwide.

British National Corpus

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    Rank popularity for the word 'fundamental' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2263

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    Rank popularity for the word 'fundamental' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3540

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Translations for fundamental

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

fundamental(adjective)

of great importance; essential; basic

Respect for law and order is fundamental to a peaceful society.

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