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adjective    /ˌfʌn·dəˈmen·təl/
being the most basic or most important thing on which other things depend: fundamental beliefs/principles We need to make fundamental changes in the way we treat our environment. fundamentals    /ˌfʌn·dəˈmen·təlz/ plural noun In the early grades, children learn the fundamentals of reading. fundamentally    /ˌfʌn·dəˈmen·təl·i/ adverb [not gradable] Their economy was fundamentally (= basically) in good shape.
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