- the root of a chord.
- the generator of a series of harmonics.
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It is a fundamental division over whether the party should become a right-wing populist cult willing to subvert democracy to keep power.
Surprisingly, this fundamental assumption had yet to be tested in an experimental study.Caged heat: Mesquite bugs battle in a plastic cup—for science!|Jennifer Ouellette|February 11, 2021|Ars Technica
If the numbers predict a rebound and the scouts’ eyes don’t see fundamental deterioration, they act.The Nationals, like the rest of us, want to forget about 2020. That might be pretty smart.|Thomas M. Boswell|February 10, 2021|Washington Post
In other words, because AI mimics the brain, which has a completely alien structure to modern computers, there’s a fundamental incompatibility.This ‘Quantum Brain’ Would Mimic Our Own to Speed Up AI|Shelly Fan|February 9, 2021|Singularity Hub
Ward has found mathematical commonalities in different contexts and believes something fundamental could be going on behind the scenes.Brain’s ‘Background Noise’ May Hold Clues to Persistent Mysteries|Elizabeth Landau|February 8, 2021|Quanta Magazine
Everyone out there who says, “Charlie Hebdo provoked,” is making the same fundamental error.Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Our Duty Is to Keep Charlie Hebdo Alive|Ayaan Hirsi Ali|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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.
In very different but related ways, they raise fundamental questions irrespective of race about how policing gets done.Eric Garner Was Choked to Death for Selling Loosies|Nick Gillespie|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Besides this fundamental or primary vibration, the movement divides itself into segments, or sections, of the entire length.
What the ear hears is the fundamental pitch only; the overtones harmonize with the primary or fundamental tone, and enrich it.
Not only have its fundamental principles been fully vindicated but in most details the working of the measure has been successful.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
Judge for yourself the difficulty surrounding the remainder of the symbols and fundamental truths of christianity.
And hence the reader can notice the fundamental difference between all other methods and mine.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
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