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Meaning of FUNDAMENTAL

Pronunciation:  `fundu'mentl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the lowest tone of a harmonic series
  2. [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"
  3. [adj]  being or involving basic facts or principles; "the fundamental laws of the universe"; "a fundamental incompatibility between them"; "these rudimentary truths"; "underlying principles"
  4. [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"
 

FUNDAMENTAL is a 11 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: basic, cardinal, central, first harmonic, fundamental frequency, important, key, of import, primal, profound, rudimentary, significant, underlying
 
 See Also: harmonic

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Fun`da*men"tal\, a. [Cf. F. fondamental.]
    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.
    
          The fundamental reasons of this war.     --Shak.
    
          Some fundamental antithesis in nature.   --Whewell.
    
    {Fundamental bass} (Mus.), the root note of a chord; a bass
       formed of the roots or fundamental tones of the chords.
    
    {Fundamental chord} (Mus.), a chord, the lowest tone of which
       is its root.
    
    {Fundamental colors}, red, green, and violet-blue. See
       {Primary colors}, under {Color}.
    
    
  2. \Fun"da*men`tal\, n.
    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.
    
    
 
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