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ˌfʌn dəˈmɛn tlFun·da·men·tal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fundamentalnoun

    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 harmonicadjective

    the lowest tone of a harmonic series

  3. cardinal, central, fundamental, key, primaladjective

    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, underlyingadjective

    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, profoundadjective

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. fundamentalnoun

    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.

    Etymology: From fundamentalis, from fundamentum, from fundare, from fundus

  2. fundamentaladjective

    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.

    Etymology: From fundamentalis, from fundamentum, from fundare, from fundus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fundamentaladjective

    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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. fondamental.]

  2. Fundamentalnoun

    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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. fondamental.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fundamental

    fun-da-ment′al, adj. essential, basal, primary: important.—n. that which serves as a groundwork: an essential.—ns. Fund′ament, the lower part or seat of the body; Fundamental′ity.—adv. Fundament′ally. [Fr.,—L. fundamentum, fundāre, to found.]

Editors Contribution

  1. fundamental

    Accurate and required for an animal, human being, structure or system to ensure it is exact and complete.

    The fundamental facets of the system are there, it is just a matter of changing the amount.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 26, 2020  

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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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    Rank popularity for the word 'Fundamental' in Adjectives Frequency: #299

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Fundamental in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Fundamental in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Fundamental in a Sentence

  1. Nancy Hogshead-Makar:

    As we begin to see a more diverse group of men and women in leadership and decision-making roles throughout the industry, we should also see significant changes in media, sponsorship and other fundamental areas of support. it tells the baseball players you're more important.

  2. Robert Redford:

    Leaders on both sides lack the fundamental courage to cross political aisles on behalf of what is good for the American people, were at a point in time where I reluctantly believe that we have much to lose -- it is a critical and unforgiving moment.

  3. Jennifer Mathis:

    Even though the laws evolve over time and they may get better in some ways, it takes a very long time to get away from these fundamental views of people with disabilities as incapable, that's the biggest stereotype of people with disabilities.

  4. The IOC:

    When expressing their views, athletes are expected to respect the applicable laws, the Olympic values and their fellow athletes. It should be recognized that any behavior and/or expression that constitutes or signals discrimination, hatred, hostility or the potential for violence on any basis whatsoever is contrary to the Fundamental Principles of Olympism.

  5. Antony Blinken:

    The United States once again condemns the Lukashenka regime’s ongoing harassment and arbitrary detention of journalists, we stand with the Belarusian people in their aspirations for a free, democratic, and prosperous future and support their call for the regime to respect human rights and fundamental freedoms.

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