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Definitions for fundamental
ˌfʌn dəˈmɛn tlfun·da·men·tal

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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"

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.

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

  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.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. fondamental.]

  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

    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 for an animal or human being or a structure or system to be exact and complete.

    The fundamental parts of the system were there, it was only a matter of changing the amount.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 26, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

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

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

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

  3. Adjectives Frequency

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

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Numerology

  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. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    La innovación, en la actualidad, es a menudo el resultado de generaciones de desarrollo de productos que involucra muchas iteraciones y numerosos fracasos. Verdaderos innovadores son los que en última instancia, reorganizar y volver a formatear la culminación de este iterativo conocimientos en un marco fabuloso que conduce a un nuevo producto, proceso novela de éxito y una compañía más fuerte. innovación iterativo siempre ha sido tan importante como la innovación fundamental, en mi humilde opinión, que implica riesgos importantes que a menudo vienen con recompensas excepcionales.

  2. Jeff Goldblum:

    National Geographic has a knack for developing smart, immersive narratives that expand our understanding of the world around us in creative and entertaining ways. Curiosity is a fundamental human trait ; ‘ The Curiosity of Jeff Goldblum ’ puts me in the driver’s seat, guiding viewers on a mind-blowing adventure where we break down the unexpectedly complex science behind seemingly basic things. last year, I did guest host those three episodes of ‘ Explore, ’ and of course we all know National Geographic is widely known for their unique ability to expand our knowledge … with immersive and entertaining narratives. But what I did n’t know until my experience last year was what a great partnership and working bunch it is.

  3. Pope Francis:

    I think both freedom of religion and freedom of expression are both fundamental human rights, everyone has not only the freedom and the right but the obligation to say what Pope Francis thinks for the common good... we have the right to have this freedom openly without offending.

  4. Stephen Innes:

    With a more constructive global macro outlook than at any time in the last year, oil is well-supported by both fundamental factors and sentiment now.

  5. Sister Mary Rose McGeady:

    There is no greater joy nor greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone's life.

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