- the root of a chord.
- the generator of a series of harmonics.
Origin of fundamental
Synonyms for fundamental
Examples from the Web for fundamentals
Contemporary Examples of fundamentals
Eike waved away the Cassandras and spun his dedication to “fundamentals.”The Rise And Fall Of Brazilian Billionaire Eike Batista
November 9, 2013
To threaten these fundamentals over a disagreement about insurance policy seems crazy to Democrats.Republicans Against the Republic
October 3, 2013
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
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
March 8, 2013
Also, and I hate to use the phrase, but the fundamentals of the private-sector economy are relatively strong.Why the GDP Drop is No Big Deal
January 30, 2013
Historical Examples of fundamentals
It is apt to take too much time from the study of the fundamentals.College Teaching
And yet in the fundamentals of character and conduct he must be unswerving.Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled
Then he had trained seven generations of students in its fundamentals.The K-Factor
Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)
I cannot but think that all true Christians agree in fundamentals.
My father did not attempt to touch the fundamentals of her faith.The Promised Land
- 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
mid-15c., "primary, original, pertaining to a foundation," modeled on Late Latin fundamentalis "of the foundation," from Latin fundamentum "foundation" (see fundament). Fundamentals "primary principles or rules" of anything is from 1630s.