- the root of a chord.
- the generator of a series of harmonics.
Origin of fundamental
SYNONYMS FOR fundamental
Examples from the Web for fundamentals
Eike waved away the Cassandras and spun his dedication to “fundamentals.”The Rise And Fall Of Brazilian Billionaire Eike Batista|Mac Margolis|November 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
To threaten these fundamentals over a disagreement about insurance policy seems crazy to Democrats.
Over time he realized that to do the job better, he needed to know the fundamentals of the ancient divining art.Your Future Is in the Palm of Your (Surgeon’s) Hand|Jake Adelstein, Nathalie-Kyoko Stucky|July 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But for practical effect, you'd be better off trying to explain the fundamentals of tensor calculus.Why Not Make Social Security Benefits Even More Generous|Megan McArdle|March 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Also, and I hate to use the phrase, but the fundamentals of the private-sector economy are relatively strong.
The latter is of advantage for quick reference after the fundamentals of the subject have been mastered.A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public|Frank Bertram Wade
The shortest road to declared success in professional and economic geology lies through the early mastery of its fundamentals.
Then he had trained seven generations of students in its fundamentals.The K-Factor|Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)
For a man who had apparently been in business all his life, I was densely ignorant of even the fundamentals of business.One Way Out|William Carleton
It is apt to take too much time from the study of the fundamentals.
British Dictionary definitions for fundamentals
- 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