- the root of a chord.
- the generator of a series of harmonics.
Origin of fundamental
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How to use fundamental in a sentence
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.
"We have a lot of strong fundamentals to support continued improving automotive sales," said GM senior economist Sue Yingzi Su.Automakers Scramble to Deal With Government Shutdown|CNBC|October 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And while the political specifics may often differ, she says, certain fundamentals remain.The Green Tea Party: Debbie Dooley Battles Big Energy|Michelle Cottle|September 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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
This is one of the fundamentals in that large class of cases growing out of deceit.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
Their laws were at various times revised and added to, and finally printed in 1671, under the title of "Their Great Fundamentals."The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2|Egerton Ryerson
Only so can the fundamentals of religion and the duties of church membership be intelligently grasped.The Minister and the Boy|Allan Hoben
To the chapter on Fundamentals must be added that on Things figurative touching the reason of types.The Thoughts of Blaise Pascal|Blaise Pascal
In this field, as in "Carpentry," I do not find any guide which is adapted to teach the boy the fundamentals of mechanics.Practical Mechanics for Boys|J. S. Zerbe
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