- the root of a chord.
- the generator of a series of harmonics.
Origin of fundamental
SYNONYMS FOR fundamental
Examples from the Web for fundamental
This is a testament to the fundamental human—and American—desire to combine place and possibility.
In the meantime, we continue to support the restoration of fundamental human rights in Cuba.
Moreover, for America there is a fundamental imperative to act.
This fundamental conservative idea, that men are brutes so women better take care, is, itself, victim-blaming.
Yet the Meduza office was full of hope and what the journalists described as a fundamental change—they felt free in Riga.
The whole science of great military combination is comprised in these two fundamental truths.The Art of War|Baron Henri de Jomini
The only fundamental determinations, therefore, which cannot be wholly resolved into each other, are matter and form.A History of Philosophy in Epitome|Albert Schwegler
To give freedom through freedom is the fundamental law of this realm.The Aesthetical Essays|Friedrich Schiller
The two subspecies of H. microcephala agree more closely in this parameter than in fundamental frequency.Middle American Frogs of the Hyla microcephala Group|William E. Duellman
The fundamental law of eugenics demands that all education be exerted for parenthood.The Eugenic Marriage, Volume I. (of IV.)|W. Grant Hague, M.D.
British Dictionary definitions for fundamental
- the principal or lowest note of a harmonic series
- the bass note of a chord in root position
- the component of lowest frequency in a complex vibration
- the frequency of this component