Synonyms of fundamental


1. fundamental, factor

usage: any factor that could be considered important to the understanding of a particular business; "fundamentals include a company's growth, revenues, earnings, management, and capital structure"

2. fundamental, fundamental frequency, first harmonic, harmonic

usage: the lowest tone of a harmonic series


1. cardinal, central, fundamental, key, primal, important (vs. unimportant), of import

usage: serving as an essential component; "a cardinal rule"; "the central cause of the problem"; "an example that was fundamental to the argument"; "computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure"

2. fundamental, rudimentary, underlying, basic (vs. incidental)

usage: being or involving basic facts or principles; "the fundamental laws of the universe"; "a fundamental incomatibility between them"; "these rudimentary truths"; "underlying principles"

3. fundamental, profound, significant (vs. insignificant), important

usage: far-reaching and thoroughgoing in effect especially on the nature of something; "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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Definition and meaning of fundamental (Dictionary)