Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio English.org » Dictionary » F » Fumbling ... Funfair

FUNDAMENTAL

Pronunciation (US): 

 Dictionary entry overview: What does fundamental mean? 

FUNDAMENTAL (noun)
  The noun FUNDAMENTAL has 1 sense:

1. the lowest tone of a harmonic series

  Familiarity information: FUNDAMENTAL used as a noun is very rare.


FUNDAMENTAL (adjective)
  The adjective FUNDAMENTAL has 3 senses:

1. serving as an essential component
2. being or involving basic facts or principles
3. far-reaching and thoroughgoing in effect especially on the nature of something

  Familiarity information: FUNDAMENTAL used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FUNDAMENTAL (noun)


Sense 1fundamental [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The lowest tone of a harmonic series

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

first harmonic; fundamental; fundamental frequency

Hypernyms ("fundamental" is a kind of...):

harmonic (a tone that is a component of a complex sound)


FUNDAMENTAL (adjective)


Sense 1fundamental [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Serving as an essential component

Synonyms:

primal; key; fundamental; central; cardinal

Context examples:

a cardinal rule / the central cause of the problem / an example that was fundamental to the argument / computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure

Similar:

important; of import (of great significance or value)


Sense 2fundamental [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Being or involving basic facts or principles

Synonyms:

rudimentary; fundamental; underlying

Context examples:

the fundamental laws of the universe / a fundamental incomatibility between them / these rudimentary truths / underlying principles

Similar:

basic (pertaining to or constituting a base or basis)


Sense 3fundamental [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Far-reaching and thoroughgoing in effect especially on the nature of something

Synonyms:

fundamental; profound

Context examples:

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

Similar:

important; significant (important in effect or meaning)


 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones." (English proverb)

"Unearned riches have no goods" (Azerbaijani proverb)

"You can't get there from here." (American proverb)

"Better safe than sorry." (Croatian proverb)

 FUNDAMENTAL: related words searches 

 Related FAQs: 

Page delivered in 0.0907 seconds