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    fundamental - Dictionary definition and meaning for word fundamental

    Definition
    (noun) any factor that could be considered important to the understanding of a particular business
    Example Sentence
    • fundamentals include a company's growth, revenues, earnings, management, and capital structure
    Definition
    (noun) the lowest tone of a harmonic series Definition
    (adj) serving as an essential component
    Synonyms : cardinal , central , key , primal
    Example Sentence
    • a cardinal rule
    • the central cause of the problem
    • an example that was fundamental to the argument
    • computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure
    Definition
    (adj) being or involving basic facts or principles
    Synonyms : rudimentary , underlying
    Example Sentence
    • the fundamental laws of the universe
    • a fundamental incomatibility between them
    • these rudimentary truths
    • underlying principles
    Definition
    (adj) far-reaching and thoroughgoing in effect especially on the nature of something
    Synonyms : profound
    Example Sentence
    • the fundamental revolution in human values that has occurred
    • the book underwent fundamental changes
    • committed the fundamental error of confusing spending with extravagance
    • profound social changes
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