Jan
02
2014

fundamental

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

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adjective
definition 1:  serving as a foundation; basic; central.
example:  Ability to read is fundamental to getting an education.
example:  You need a fundamental understanding of physics to study astronomy.

definition 2:  of or relating to essential purpose or function.
example:  The company made a fundamental change in direction.

noun
definition:  a basic principle of a framework, system, process, or the like.
example:  Good musical composition is based on a knowledge of fundamentals.
example:  That words can be used to describe things that are not physically present is one of the fundamentals of a system of language.

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