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Word: fundamental

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  • noun any factor that could be considered important to the understanding of a particular business
    Examples
    • fundamentals include a company's growth, revenues, earnings, management, and capital structure
  • noun the lowest tone of a harmonic series
  • adj serving as an essential component
    Synonyms

    cardinal, central, key, primal

    Examples
    • a cardinal rule
    • the central cause of the problem
    • an example that was fundamental to the argument
    • computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure
  • adj being or involving basic facts or principles
    Examples
    • the fundamental laws of the universe
    • a fundamental incompatibility between them
    • these rudimentary truths
    • underlying principles
  • adj far-reaching and thoroughgoing in effect especially on the nature of something
    Synonyms

    profound

    Examples
    • the fundamental revolution in human values that has occurred
    • the book underwent fundamental changes
    • committed the fundamental error of confusing spending with extravagance
    • profound social changes
Definitions are taken from Princeton’s WordNet 3.0, Princeton University, 2010