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Fundamental vs. Basic

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Fundamentalnoun

(usually plural) 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’;

Basicadjective

Necessary, essential for life or some process.

‘Flour is a basic ingredient of bread.’;

Fundamentalnoun

(physics) The lowest frequency of a periodic waveform.

Basicadjective

Elementary, simple, fundamental, merely functional.

‘The Hotel Sparta’s accommodation is very basic.’;

Fundamentalnoun

(music) The lowest partial of a complex tone.

Basicadjective

(chemistry) Of or pertaining to a base; having a pH greater than 7.

Fundamentaladjective

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

Basicadjective

(slang) Unremarkable or uninteresting; boring; uncool.

Fundamentaladjective

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

‘a fundamental truth;’; ‘a fundamental axiom’; ‘A need for belonging seems fundamental to humans.’;

Basicnoun

A necessary commodity, a staple requirement.

‘Rice is a basic for many Asian villagers.’;

Fundamentaladjective

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

‘The fundamental reasons of this war.’; ‘Some fundamental antithesis in nature.’;

Basicnoun

An elementary building block, e.g. a fundamental piece of knowledge.

‘Arithmetic is a basic for the study of mathematics.’;

Fundamentalnoun

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.

Basicnoun

(military) Basic training.

‘The drill sergeants gave him hell in basic.’;

Fundamentalnoun

the lowest tone of a harmonic series

Basicadjective

Relating to a base; performing the office of a base in a salt.

Fundamentaladjective

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’;

Basicadjective

Said of crystalline rocks which contain a relatively low percentage of silica, as basalt.

Fundamentaladjective

being or involving basic facts or principles;

‘the fundamental laws of the universe’; ‘a fundamental incompatibility between them’; ‘these rudimentary truths’; ‘underlying principles’;

Basicnoun

an artificial computer language with a relatively simplified instruction set.

Fundamentaladjective

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’;

Basicnoun

a popular programming language that is relatively easy to learn; an acronym for beginner's all-purpose symbolic instruction code; no longer in general use

Basicnoun

(usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant

Basicadjective

pertaining to or constituting a base or basis;

‘a basic fact’; ‘the basic ingredients’; ‘basic changes in public opinion occur because of changes in priorities’;

Basicadjective

reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality;

‘a basic story line’; ‘a canonical syllable pattern’;

Basicadjective

of primary importance;

‘basic truths’;

Basicadjective

serving as a base or starting point;

‘a basic course in Russian’; ‘basic training for raw recruits’; ‘a set of basic tools’; ‘an introductory art course’;

Basicadjective

of or denoting or of the nature of or containing a base

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