Fundamental - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌfʌndəˈmentl|  American pronunciation of the word fundamental
Brit.  |fʌndəˈmɛnt(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word fundamental


- any factor that could be considered important to the understanding of a particular business
- the lowest tone of a harmonic series


- serving as an essential component(syn: cardinal, central, key, primal)
- being or involving basic facts or principles(syn: rudimentary, underlying)
- far-reaching and thoroughgoing in effect especially on the nature of something(syn: profound)


The Constitution ensures our fundamental rights.

There's a fundamental difference between these two political parties.

These ideas are of fundamental importance.

The revolution brought about a fundamental change in the country.

We need to make some fundamental changes in the way we do business.

We need to address these problems on a more fundamental level.

Hard work is fundamental to success.

We have to tackle the fundamental cause of the problem.

Novice programmers sometimes make fundamental errors.

Water is fundamental to survival.

High quality air is fundamental to the health of people.

fundamentals include a company's growth, revenues, earnings, management, and capital structure

an example that was fundamental to the argument

computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure

the fundamental laws of the universe

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