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fundamental

adjective  /ˌfʌn·dəˈmen·təl/ us  
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]  /ˌfʌn·dəˈmen·təl·i/ us  
Their economy was fundamentally (= basically) in good shape.
fundamentals
plural noun  /ˌfʌn·dəˈmen·təlz/ us  
In the early grades, children learn the fundamentals of reading.
Translations of “fundamental”
in Korean 근본적인…
in Arabic أساسي…
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 Spanish fundamental…
in Portuguese fundamental…
in German grundlegend…
in Catalan fonamental…
in Japanese 根本的な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 基础的, 基本的, 主要的…
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