Meaning of “fundamentally” in the English Dictionary

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"fundamentally" in British English

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uk /ˌfʌn.dəˈmen.təl.i/ us /ˌfʌn.dəˈmen.t̬əl.i/

C2 in a basic and important way:

Our new managing director has reorganized the company a little bit, but nothing has fundamentally changed/altered (= its basic character has not changed).
I still believe that people are fundamentally good.
I disagree fundamentally with what you're saying.

More examples

  • She thinks that people are fundamentally good.
  • Surely his argument is fundamentally true, even if you quibble with the details?

(Definition of “fundamentally” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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