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Princeton's WordNet

  1. basically, fundamentally, essentiallyadverb

    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"


  1. fundamentallyadverb

    to the very core of the matter

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Fundamentallyadverb

    Essentially; originally.

    Etymology: from fundamental.

    As virtue is seated fundamentally in the intellect, so perspectively in the fancy; so that virtue is the force of reason, in the conduct of our actions and passions to a good end. Nehemiah Grew.

    Religion is not only useful to civil society, but fundamentally necessary to its very birth and constitution. Richard Bentley.

    The unlimited power placed fundamentally in the body of a people, the legislators endeavour to deposite in such hands as would preserve the people. Jonathan Swift, On the Diss. in Ath. and Rome.


  1. fundamentally

    Fundamentally refers to something at its most basic and primary level, the core essence, basis, or underlying principle of something. It can also mean the essential or inherent characteristics that influence the nature or functioning of something. It's often used to express a crucial point or aspect that is necessary for understanding a situation or problem.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fundamentallyadverb

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fundamentally in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fundamentally in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of fundamentally in a Sentence

  1. Tendayi Achiume:

    Even when tech developers and users do not intend for tech to discriminate, it often does so anyway, technology is not neutral or objective. It is fundamentally shaped by the racial, ethnic, gender and other inequalities prevalent in society, and typically makes these inequalities worse.

  2. Fu Ying:

    We will definitely continue to listen to extensive concerns and all parties' views, so we can make the law's formulation more rigorous, on the other hand, fundamentally speaking, (the law) will reflect our country's counter-terrorism interests.

  3. Andrew Bailey:

    She sort of suggested to you that if only we had told the staff to pull their socks up, the problem would have gone away, she even at one point in the report suggested that maybe it was a mistake to do the programmes of change, which I just fundamentally disagree with.

  4. Karen Dunn:

    Huma Abedin is widely known as one of the hardest working and most dedicated public servants over the nearly two decades she served. The IG's report is fundamentally flawed, including contradicting its own conclusion by proving that Huma worked hard even while on maternity leave, no hardworking, dedicated public servant should be subjected to irresponsible allegations based on a fundamentally flawed report and the State Department has undertaken a review of the report. Huma has been nothing but cooperative in helping the Department work through its record keeping issues, and she will continue to do so in the hope the right thing is done.

  5. Jose Luis Meiszner:

    We have to be absolutely prepared for huge turbulence to carry out all the events (on the calendar) given that the rights owners are fundamentally under investigation by the law and absolutely unable to comply with their contractual commitments.

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