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fundamental

adjective uk   /ˌfʌn.dəˈmen.təl/  us   /-t̬əl/
C2 forming the base, from which everything else develops: We need to make fundamental changes to the way in which we treat our environment. It's one of the fundamental differences between men and women. The school is based on the fundamental principle that each child should develop its full potential. Diversity is of fundamental importance to all ecosystems and all economies.C2 more important than anything else: Some understanding of grammar is fundamental to learning a language.
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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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