[fuhn-duh-muh nt] /ˈfʌn də mənt/
a base or basic principle; underlying part; foundation.
(euphemistic or facetious) the buttocks
the natural features of the earth’s surface, unaltered by man
a base or foundation, esp of a building
a theory, principle, or underlying basis
late 13c., “buttocks, anus,” from Old French fondement “foundation, bottom; anus” (12c.), from Latin fundamentum “a foundation,” from fundare “to found” (see bottom). So called because it is where one sits.
Alle þe filþ of his magh [‘maw’] salle breste out atte his fondament for drede. [“Cursor Mundi,” early 14c.]
fundament fun·da·ment (fŭn’də-mənt)
[fuhn-duh-men-tl] /ˌfʌn dəˈmɛn tl/ adjective 1. serving as, or being an essential part of, a foundation or basis; basic; underlying: fundamental principles; the fundamental structure. 2. of, relating to, or affecting the foundation or basis: a fundamental revision. 3. being an original or primary source: a fundamental idea. 4. Music. (of a chord) having its […]
[beys] /beɪs/ noun, Music. 1. a bass consisting of the roots of the chords employed.
- Fundamental constant
noun 1. a physical constant, such as the gravitational constant or speed of light, that plays a fundamental role in physics and chemistry and usually has an accurately known value
noun, Physics. 1. the lowest frequency at which a medium will freely oscillate. 2. the frequency of the fundamental.