Fundamental

Definition of Fundamental

Fun`da`men´tal
a.1.Pertaining to the foundation or basis; serving for the foundation.
The fundamental reasons of this war.
- Shak.
Some fundamental antithesis in nature.
- Whewell.
Fundamental bass
(Mus.) the root note of a chord; a bass formed of the roots or fundamental tones of the chords.
Fundamental chord
(Mus.) a chord, the lowest tone of which is its root.
Fundamental colors
red, green, and violet-blue. See Primary colors, under Color.
n.1.A leading or primary principle, rule, law, or article, which serves as the groundwork of a system; essential part, as, the fundamentals of the Christian faith.

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