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Core vs. Fundamental

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  • Core (noun)

    The central part of fruit, containing the kernels or seeds.

    "the core of an apple or quince"

  • Core (noun)

    The heart or inner part of a physical thing

  • Core (noun)

    The center or inner part of a space or area

    "the core of a square"

  • Core (noun)

    The most important part of a thing; the essence.

    "the core of a subject"

  • Core (noun)

    The portion of a mold that creates an internal cavity within a casting or that makes a hole in or through a casting.

  • Core (noun)

    The bony process which forms the central axis of the horns in many animals.

  • Core (noun)

    Magnetic data storage.

  • Core (noun)

    An individual computer processor, in the sense when several processors (called cores or CPU cores) are plugged together in one single integrated circuit to work as one (called multi-core processor).

    "I wanted to play a particular computer game, which required I buy a new computer, so while the game said it needed at least a dual-core processor, I wanted my computer to be a bit ahead of the curve, so I bought a quad-core."

  • Core (noun)

    The material between surface materials in a structured composite sandwich material.

    "a floor panel with a Nomex honeycomb core"

  • Core (noun)

    The inner part of a nuclear reactor in which the nuclear reaction takes place.

  • Core (noun)

    A piece of soft iron, inside the windings of an electromagnet, that channels the magnetic field.

  • Core (noun)

    A disorder of sheep caused by worms in the liver.

  • Core (noun)

    A cylindrical sample of rock or other materials obtained by core drilling.

  • Core (noun)

    A tiny sample of organic material obtained by means of a fine-needle biopsy.

  • Core (noun)

    The central part of a protein structure consisting in mostly hydrophobic aminoacids.

  • Core (noun)

    The set of feasible allocations that cannot be improved upon by a subset (a coalition) of the economy's agents.

  • Core (noun)

    A hollow cylindrical piece of cardboard around which a web of paper or plastic is winded.

  • Core (noun)

    A body of individuals; an assemblage.

  • Core (noun)

    A miner's underground working time or shift.

  • Core (noun)

    : a former Hebrew and Phoenician unit of volume.

  • Core (noun)

    A deposit paid by the purchaser of a rebuilt part, to be refunded on return of a used, rebuildable part, or the returned rebuildable part itself.

  • Core (verb)

    To remove the core of an apple or other fruit.

  • Core (verb)

    To extract a sample with a drill.

  • Fundamental (noun)

    A leading or primary principle, rule, law, or article, which serves as the groundwork of a system; an essential part

    "one of the fundamentals of linear algebra"

  • Fundamental (noun)

    The lowest frequency of a periodic waveform.

  • Fundamental (noun)

    The lowest partial of a complex tone.

  • Fundamental (adjective)

    Pertaining to the foundation or basis; serving for the foundation.

  • Fundamental (adjective)

    Essential, as an element, principle, or law; important; original; elementary.

    "a fundamental truth;"

    "a fundamental axiom"

    "A need for belonging seems fundamental to humans."

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  • Core (noun)

    A body of individuals; an assemblage.

  • Core (noun)

    A miner's underground working time or shift.

  • Core (noun)

    A Hebrew dry measure; a cor or homer.

  • Core (noun)

    The heart or inner part of a thing, as of a column, wall, rope, of a boil, etc.; especially, the central part of fruit, containing the kernels or seeds; as, the core of an apple or quince.

  • Core (noun)

    The center or inner part, as of an open space; as, the core of a square.

  • Core (noun)

    The most important part of a thing; the essence; as, the core of a subject; - also used attributively, as the core curriculum at a college.

  • Core (noun)

    The portion of a mold which shapes the interior of a cylinder, tube, or other hollow casting, or which makes a hole in or through a casting; a part of the mold, made separate from and inserted in it, for shaping some part of the casting, the form of which is not determined by that of the pattern.

  • Core (noun)

    A disorder of sheep occasioned by worms in the liver.

  • Core (noun)

    The bony process which forms the central axis of the horns in many animals.

  • Core (noun)

    A mass of iron or other ferrous metal, forming the central part of an electromagnet, such as those upon which the conductor of an armature, a transformer, or an induction coil is wound.

  • Core (noun)

    a sample of earth or rock extracted from underground by a drilling device in such a manner that the layers of rock are preserved in the same order as they exist underground; as, to drill a core; to extract a core. The sample is typically removed with a rotating drill bit having a hollow center, and is thus shaped like a cylinder.

  • Core (noun)

    The main working memory of a digital computer system, which typically retains the program code being executed as well as the data structures that are manipulated by the program. Contrasted to ROM and data storage device.

  • Core (noun)

    the central part of the earth, believed to be a sphere with a radius of about 2100 miles, and composed primarily of molten iron with some nickel. It is distinguished from the crust and mantle.

  • Core (noun)

    the central part of a nuclear reactor, containing the fissionable fuel.

  • Core

    To take out the core or inward parts of; as, to core an apple.

  • Core

    To form by means of a core, as a hole in a casting.

  • Core

    To extract a cylindrical sample from, with a boring device. See core{8}.

  • Fundamental (adjective)

    Pertaining to the foundation or basis; serving for the foundation.

  • Fundamental (noun)

    A leading or primary principle, rule, law, or article, which serves as the groundwork of a system; essential part, as, the fundamentals of the Christian faith.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Core (noun)

    the center of an object;

    "the ball has a titanium core"

  • Core (noun)

    a small group of indispensable persons or things;

    "five periodicals make up the core of their publishing program"

  • Core (noun)

    the central part of the Earth

  • Core (noun)

    the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience;

    "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"

    "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"

    "the nub of the story"

  • Core (noun)

    a cylindrical sample of soil or rock obtained with a hollow drill

  • Core (noun)

    an organization founded by James Leonard Farmer in 1942 to work for racial equality

  • Core (noun)

    the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work

  • Core (noun)

    the chamber of a nuclear reactor containing the fissile material where the reaction takes place

  • Core (noun)

    a bar of magnetic material (as soft iron) that passes through a coil and serves to increase the inductance of the coil

  • Core (verb)

    remove the core or center from;

    "core an apple"

  • Fundamental (noun)

    the lowest tone of a harmonic series

  • Fundamental (adjective)

    serving as an essential component;

    "a cardinal rule"

    "the central cause of the problem"

    "an example that was fundamental to the argument"

    "computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure"

  • Fundamental (adjective)

    being or involving basic facts or principles;

    "the fundamental laws of the universe"

    "a fundamental incompatibility between them"

    "these rudimentary truths"

    "underlying principles"

  • Fundamental (adjective)

    far-reaching and thoroughgoing in effect especially on the nature of something;

    "the fundamental revolution in human values that has occurred"

    "the book underwent fundamental changes"

    "committed the fundamental error of confusing spending with extravagance"

    "profound social changes"

Princeton's WordNet
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