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fundamental

adjective  us   /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.
fundamentally
adverb [not gradable]  us   /ˌfʌn·dəˈmen·təl·i/
Their economy was fundamentally (= basically) in good shape.
fundamentals
plural noun  us   /ˌfʌn·dəˈmen·təlz/
In the early grades, children learn the fundamentals of reading.
Translations of “fundamental”
in Arabic أساسي…
in Korean 근본적인…
in Malaysian asas…
in French fondamental…
in Turkish temel, asıl, esas…
in Italian fondamentale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 基礎的, 基本的, 主要的…
in Russian фундаментальный, существенный…
in Polish podstawowy, zasadniczy…
in Vietnamese cơ bản, chủ yếu…
in Spanish fundamental…
in Portuguese fundamental…
in Thai ที่เป็นพื้นฐาน…
in German grundlegend…
in Catalan fonamental…
in Japanese 根本的な…
in Indonesian sangat penting…
in Chinese (Simplified) 基础的, 基本的, 主要的…
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