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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


Princeton's WordNet

  1. basically, fundamentally, essentially(adverb)

    in essence; at bottom or by one's (or its) very nature

    "He is basically dishonest"; "the argument was essentially a technical one"; "for all his bluster he is in essence a shy person"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. fundamentally(adverb)ˌfʌn dəˈmɛn tl

    in a basic and important way

    fundamentally unfair; to fundamentally change the way we operate


  1. fundamentally(Adverb)

    to the very core of the matter

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fundamentally(adverb)

    primarily; originally; essentially; radically; at the foundation; in origin or constituents

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He was fundamentally honest.

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