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fundamental

fun·da·men·tal

fundamental

 
pronunciation:
fuhn d men tl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition: basic; central; serving as a foundation.
You have to know the fundamental rules of grammar to write for the school paper.
 
synonyms:
basic, central, elementary, foundational, primary
antonyms:
secondary
similar words:
cardinal, chief, crucial, essential, key, main, major, principal
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a basic principle or necessary part.
Good attitude is a fundamental in any group sport.
synonyms:
basics, essential, keystone
similar words:
basis, foundation
derivation: fundamentally (adv.)
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