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Another word for fundamental

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Adjective
  1. Arising from or going to the root or source

    See also:

    surface

  2. Of or being an irreducible element

      1. Lying under or beneath something:
      2. Basic; fundamental:
      3. Present but not readily noticeable:
      1. Being last in a series, process, or progression:
      2. Eventual:
      3. Fundamental; elemental:
      1. Of or relating to an early or original stage or state; primeval:
      2. Occurring in or characteristic of an early stage of development or evolution:
      3. Having developed early in the evolutionary history of a group:
      1. Constituting or being part of the nature or essence of something; inherent:
      2. Fundamentally important or necessary:
      3. Of, relating to, or being a condition or a disease whose cause is unknown:
      1. Of, relating to, or constituting the basic, essential, or fundamental part:
      2. Of, relating to, or involving the fundamental or simplest aspects of a subject:
      3. Of or relating to an elementary school or elementary education:
      1. Of, relating to, or being an element.
      2. Fundamental or essential; basic.
      3. Of or relating to fundamentals; elementary.
      1. Of, relating to, or forming a base; fundamental:
      2. Of, being, or serving as a starting point or basis:
      3. Of or relating to a base.
    See also:

    surface

  3. Constituting or forming part of the essence of something

      1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of life:
      2. Necessary to the continuation of life; life-sustaining:
      3. Used or done on a living cell or tissue:
      1. Essential or necessary for completeness; constituent:
      2. Possessing everything essential; entire.
      3. Expressed or expressible as or in terms of integers.
      1. Constituting or being part of the nature or essence of something; inherent:
      2. Fundamentally important or necessary:
      3. Of, relating to, or being a condition or a disease whose cause is unknown:
      1. Making a thing what it is; essential.
      2. Having power to institute, establish, or enact.
      3. Of or relating to the synthesis of a protein or an enzyme at a constant rate regardless of physiological demand or the concentration of a substrate.
      1. Of or relating to a constitution:
      2. Consistent with, sanctioned by, or permissible according to a constitution:
      3. Established by or operating under a constitution:
      1. Of, relating to, or forming a base; fundamental:
      2. Of, being, or serving as a starting point or basis:
      3. Of or relating to a base.
Noun
  1. A fundamental irreducible constituent of a whole

      1. A fundamental element, principle, or skill, as of a field of learning:
      2. Something in an incipient or undeveloped form:
      3. An imperfectly or incompletely developed organ or part.
      1. Constituting or being part of the nature or essence of something; inherent:
      2. Fundamentally important or necessary:
      3. Of, relating to, or being a condition or a disease whose cause is unknown:
      1. A fundamental, essential, or irreducible constituent of a composite entity.
      2. The basic assumptions or principles of a subject.
      3. A member of a set.
      1. Of, relating to, or forming a base; fundamental:
      2. Of, being, or serving as a starting point or basis:
      3. Of or relating to a base.
    See also:

    part

  2. A fundamental principle or underlying concept

      1. A fundamental element, principle, or skill, as of a field of learning:
      2. Something in an incipient or undeveloped form:
      3. An imperfectly or incompletely developed organ or part.
      1. The usually underground portion of a plant that lacks buds, leaves, or nodes and serves as support, draws minerals and water from the surrounding soil, and sometimes stores food.
      2. Any of various other underground plant parts, especially an underground stem such as a rhizome, corm, or tuber.
      3. The embedded part of an organ or structure such as a hair, tooth, or nerve, that serves as a base or support.
      1. The act of founding, especially the establishment of an institution with provisions for future maintenance.
      2. The basis on which a thing stands, is founded, or is supported.
      3. Funds for the perpetual support of an institution; an endowment.
      1. A stone at the corner of a building uniting two intersecting walls; a quoin.
      2. Such a stone, often inscribed, laid at a ceremony marking the origin of a building.
      3. An indispensable and fundamental basis:
      1. A foundation upon which something rests.
      2. The chief constituent; the fundamental ingredient:
      3. The fundamental principle.
      1. The lowest or bottom part:
      2. The part of a plant or animal organ that is nearest to its point of attachment.
      3. The point of attachment of such an organ.
    See also:

    over

  3. A broad and basic rule or truth

      1. Of, relating to, or affecting the entire universe:
      2. Including, relating to, or affecting all members of the class or group under consideration; applicable in all cases:
      3. Done, produced, or shared by all members of the class or group under consideration:
      1. An idea that has been demonstrated as true or is assumed to be so demonstrable.
      2. A proposition that has been or is to be proved on the basis of explicit assumptions.
      1. A basic truth, law, or assumption:
      2. A rule or standard, especially of good behavior:
      3. The collectivity of moral or ethical standards or judgments:
      1. A rule of conduct or procedure established by custom, agreement, or authority.
      2. The body of rules and principles governing the affairs of a community and enforced by a political authority; a legal system:
      3. The condition of social order and justice created by adherence to such a system:
      1. A self-evident or universally recognized truth; a maxim:
      2. An established rule, principle, or law.
      3. A self-evident principle or one that is accepted as true without proof as the basis for argument; a postulate.
    See also:

    order

Another word for fundamental

Modifier
  1. Providing the foundation

  2. Essential

    See also:

    necessary