1 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" [syn: cardinal, central, key, primal]
2 being or involving basic facts or principles; "the fundamental laws of the universe"; "a fundamental incompatibility between them"; "these rudimentary truths"; "underlying principles" [syn: rudimentary, underlying]
3 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" [syn: profound] n : the lowest tone of a harmonic series [syn: fundamental frequency, first harmonic]
- 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.
A leading or primary principle, rule, law, or article
- 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.
Pertaining to the foundation or basis; serving for the foundation
Fundamental may refer to:
- Fundamental frequency,a concept in music or phonetics, often referred to as simply a "fundamental".
- Fundamentalism, the belief in, and usually the strict adherence to, the simplistic or "fundamental" ideas based on faith of a system of thought.Interestingly not based on the fundamental principles or objectives of a system. i.e. following the word and not the spirit of a law or system.
- Any of a number of fundamental theorems identified in mathematics, such as
- Fundamental analysis, a method that uses financial and economic analysis to predict the movement of security prices such as bond prices, but more commonly stock prices.
fundamental in German: Grundton
fundamental in Italian: Fundamental
fundamental in Dutch: Grondtoon
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