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au fond

[oh fawn]
adverb French.
  1. at bottom or to the bottom; thoroughly; in reality; fundamentally.
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British Dictionary definitions for au fond

au fond

adverb
  1. fundamentally; essentially
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Word Origin for au fond

literally: at the bottom
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