Fundamental meaning

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Fundamental is defined as something that is basic or essential.

The most basic underlying truth of a religion is an example of a fundamental truth.

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The definition of fundamental is a basic truth or law.

Freedom is an example of a fundamental of the American ideal.

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Something that is an essential or necessary part of a system or object.
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Pertaining to the foundation or basis; serving for the foundation. Hence: Essential, as an element, principle, or law; important; original; elementary.

A fundamental truth; a fundamental axiom.

A need for belonging seems fundamental to humans.

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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.
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A principle, theory, law, etc. serving as a basis; essential part.
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On which others are based; primary; original.

A fundamental type.

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Relating to what is basic; radical.

A fundamental alteration.

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The lowest frequency of a periodically varying quantity or of a vibrating system.
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(music) Having the root in the bass.

A fundamental chord.

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Of or relating to the lowest possible frequency or the lowest frequency component of a vibrating element, system, periodic wave, or quantity.

A fundamental chord.

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Of or forming a foundation or basis; basic; essential.

The fundamental rules of art.

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Most important; chief.

His fundamental needs.

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(physics) Designating or of a fundamental.
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(physics) The lowest frequency at which a system, as an air column or stretched string, will freely vibrate.
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Origin of fundamental

  • From Late Latin fundamentalis, from Latin fundamentum (“foundation”), from fundare (“to lay the foundation (of something), to found”), from fundus (“bottom”)

    From Wiktionary