HyperDic: fundamental

English > 5 senses of the word fundamental:
ADJECTIVEallfundamental, cardinal, central, key, primalserving as an essential component
allfundamental, rudimentary, underlyingbeing or involving basic facts or principles
allfundamental, profoundfar-reaching and thoroughgoing in effect especially on the nature of something
NOUNeventfundamentalany factor that could be considered important to the understanding of a particular business
cognitionfundamental, fundamental frequency, first harmonicthe lowest tone of a harmonic series
fundamental > pronunciation
Soundsfah.ndahmeh'nahl; fah.ndahmeh'ntahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > fundamental: 5 senses > adjective 1
MeaningServing as an essential component.
Examples
  • "an example that was fundamental to the argument"
  • "computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure"
Synonymscardinal, central, key, primal
Broaderimportant, of importOf great significance / significance or value
Spanishbásico, central, elemental, esencial, fundamental, primordial
Catalanbàsic, central, clau, elemental, essencial, fonamental, primordial
English > fundamental: 5 senses > adjective 2
MeaningBeing or involving basic facts or principles.
Examples
  • "the fundamental laws of the universe"
  • "a fundamental incomatibility between them"
Synonymsrudimentary, underlying
Broaderbasicpertaining to or constituting / constituting a base or basis
Spanishfundamental, rudimentario, subyacente
Catalanfundamental, subjacent
Adverbsfundamentallyin essence
English > fundamental: 5 senses > adjective 3
MeaningFar-reaching and thoroughgoing in effect especially on the nature of something.
Examples
  • "the fundamental revolution in human values that has occurred"
  • "the book underwent fundamental changes"
  • "committed the fundamental error of confusing spending with extravagance"
Synonymprofound
Broadersignificant, importantImportant in effect or meaning / meaning
English > fundamental: 5 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningAny factor that could be considered important to the understanding of a particular business.
Example"fundamentals include a company's growth, revenues, earnings, management, and capital structure"
BroaderfactorAnything that contributes causally to a result
English > fundamental: 5 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningThe lowest tone of a harmonic series.
Synonymsfundamental frequency, first harmonic
BroaderharmonicA tone that is a component of a complex sound
Spanishprimer armónico, tono fundamental
Catalanprimer harmònic, to fonamental

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