• IPA: /ˌfʌndəˈmɛntəl/

fundamental (plural fundamentals)

  1. (usually, in the plural) A leading or primary principle, rule, law, or article, which serves as the groundwork of a system; an essential part
    one of the fundamentals of linear algebra
  2. (physics) The lowest frequency of a periodic waveform.
  3. (music) The lowest partial of a complex tone.
Translations Adjective


  1. Pertaining to the foundation or basis; serving for the foundation.
  2. 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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