[fuhn-duh-men-tl] /ˌfʌn dəˈmɛn tl/
serving as, or being an essential part of, a foundation or basis; basic; underlying:
fundamental principles; the fundamental structure.
of, relating to, or affecting the foundation or basis:
a fundamental revision.
being an original or primary source:
a fundamental idea.
Music. (of a chord) having its root as its lowest note.
a basic principle, rule, law, or the like, that serves as the groundwork of a system; essential part:
to master the fundamentals of a trade.
Also called fundamental note, fundamental tone. Music.
Physics. the component of lowest frequency in a composite wave.
of, involving, or comprising a foundation; basic
of, involving, or comprising a source; primary
(music) denoting or relating to the principal or lowest note of a harmonic series
of or concerned with the component of lowest frequency in a complex vibration
a principle, law, etc, that serves as the basis of an idea or system
(physics) Also called fundamental frequency, first harmonic
mid-15c., “primary, original, pertaining to a foundation,” modeled on Late Latin fundamentalis “of the foundation,” from Latin fundamentum “foundation” (see fundament). Fundamentals “primary principles or rules” of anything is from 1630s.
noun, Mathematics. 1. an infinite sequence, x 1 , x 2 , …, whose terms are points in Ek, in which there exists a point y such that the limit as n goes to infinity of xn = y if and only if for every ε>0, there exists a number N such that i > […]
noun, Astronomy. 1. one of a number of stars with positions that have been determined accurately and that are used as reference stars for the determination of positions of other celestial objects.
noun, Physics. 1. . noun, Physics. 1. one of the units, as mass, length, time, or electric current, taken as a basis for a system of units in the sciences. noun 1. one of a set of unrelated units that form the basis of a system of units. For example, the metre, kilogram, and second […]
fundectomy fun·dec·to·my (fŭn-děk’tə-mē) n. See fundusectomy.