|Origin:||fundament 'basic part' (13-21 centuries), from Latin fundus; FUND1|
fun‧da‧men‧tal S2 W2
relating to the most basic and important parts of something:
We have to tackle the fundamental cause of the problem.
fundamental change/difference/distinction/shift etc
a fundamental difference in opinion
Novice programmers sometimes make fundamental errors.
the fundamental principles of liberty and equality