Definition of Fundamental

1. 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"

Generic synonyms: Factor



2. Adjective. Serving as an essential component. "Computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure"
Exact synonyms: Cardinal, Central, Key, Primal
Similar to: Important, Of Import
Derivative terms: Center, Center

3. Noun. The lowest tone of a harmonic series.
Exact synonyms: First Harmonic, Fundamental Frequency
Generic synonyms: Harmonic

4. Adjective. Being or involving basic facts or principles. "Underlying principles"
Exact synonyms: Rudimentary, Underlying
Similar to: Basic

5. Adjective. Far-reaching and thoroughgoing in effect especially on the nature of something. "Profound social changes"
Exact synonyms: Profound
Similar to: Important, Significant
Derivative terms: Profoundness

Definition of Fundamental

1. a. 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.

2. 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.

Definition of Fundamental

1. 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. ¹

2. 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. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fundamental

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Medical Definition of Fundamental

1. Pertaining to a base or foundation. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Literary usage of Fundamental

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1916)
"If this is true, the chief difference between the methods advocated by Professor Hoskins and myself comes down to this: he would regard as a fundamental ..."

2. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1883)
"Much has been written about Pestalozzi and Froebel; nevertheless the fundamental ideas of these two pedagogical reformers and their methods of conducting ..."

3. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, George Walter Prothero, Sir Adolphus William Ward (1907)
"The fundamental Law was now presented for the approval of six hundred notables selected by ... The fundamental Law thus adopted consisted of 146 articles. ..."

4. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell (1881)
"This is most conveniently done by ascertaining the dimensions of every unit in terms of the three fundamental units. When a given unit varies as the nth ..."

5. The Journal of Geography by National Council of Geography Teachers (U.S.) (1906)
"THE fundamental AND THE INCIDENTAL IN GEOGRAPHY* BY RH WHITBECK, Stair Model School, Trenton, NJ THE subject matter of geography is almost limitless in ..."

6. Psychology, General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1917)
"CHAPTER VII CERTAIN fundamental ATTITUDES Reactions toward objects and reactions away ... The human infant shows the same fundamental forms of behavior. ..."

7. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"This last class are dead members of the mystical body (ibid., p. 52). Those who have retained the fundamental articles of the faith are, ..."

8. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1910)
"The fundamental concepts and principles of the science are presented in a logical order and "as free as possible from irrelevant additions. ..."

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