Definition of Fundament

1. Noun. The fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained. "The whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture"

Exact synonyms: Base, Basis, Cornerstone, Foundation, Groundwork
Group relationships: Explanation
Specialized synonyms: Meat And Potatoes
Generic synonyms: Assumption, Supposal, Supposition
Derivative terms: Basal, Base, Found

2. Noun. The fleshy part of the human body that you sit on. "Are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"
Exact synonyms: Arse, Ass, Backside, Behind, Bottom, Bum, Buns, Butt, Buttocks, Can, Derriere, Fanny, Hind End, Hindquarters, Keister, Nates, Posterior, Prat, Rear, Rear End, Rump, Seat, Stern, Tail, Tail End, Tooshie, Tush
Generic synonyms: Body Part
Group relationships: Body, Torso, Trunk
Derivative terms: Posterior

3. Noun. Lowest support of a structure. "He stood at the foot of the tower"
Exact synonyms: Base, Foot, Foundation, Groundwork, Substructure, Understructure
Specialized synonyms: Bed, Raft Foundation
Group relationships: Construction, Structure
Generic synonyms: Support
Derivative terms: Basal

Definition of Fundament

1. n. Foundation.

Definition of Fundament

1. Noun. Foundation. ¹

2. Noun. The bottom; the buttocks or anus. ¹

3. Noun. The underlying basis or principle for a theoretical or mathematical system. ¹

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Definition of Fundament

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Medical Definition of Fundament

1. 1. Foundation. 2. The part of the body on which one sits; the buttocks; specifically, the anus. Origin: OE. Fundament, fundement, fondement, OF. Fundement, fondement, F. Fondement, fr. L. Fundamentum foundation, fr. Fundare to lay the bottom, to found, fr. Fundus bottom. See Fund. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fundament

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fundament (current term)
fundamental analysis
fundamental constant
fundamental force
fundamental forces
fundamental frequency
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fundamental law
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fundamental particle
fundamental particles

Literary usage of Fundament

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1814)
"... and drew out the pipe, which brought the bowels out with it by the fundament, and the nitre dried up the ..."

2. The Modern Horse Doctor: Containing Practical Observations on the Causes by George H. Dadd (1856)
"Falling of the fundament is generally occasioned by constipation of the bowels, wherein a large quantity of fecal matter accumulates in such a manner as to ..."

3. The Homophonic Forms of Musical Composition: An Exhaustive Treatise on the by Percy Goetschius (1898)
"THE HARMONIC fundament. The broadest principles of Harmony are herewith recapitulated; not for the information of the beginner, who would learn nothing of ..."

4. A Hebrew and English Lexicon of the Old Testament: Including the Biblical by Wilhelm Gesenius, Edward Robinson (1844)
"... hemorrhoids, so called as protruded from the fundament, with straining or tenesmus and a flow of blood ; see r. irra. 1 Sam. 6, 11. 17; also Deut 28, ..."

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