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Fundamental vs. Overtone

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  • 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."

  • Overtone (noun)

    A tone whose frequency is an integer multiple of another; a member of the harmonic series

  • Overtone (noun)

    An implicit message (in a film, book, verbal discussion or similar) perceived as overwhelming the explicit message. See undertone.

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  • 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.

  • Overtone (noun)

    One of the harmonics faintly heard with and at a higher frequency than a fundamental tone as it dies away, produced by some aliquot portion of the vibrating sting or column of air which yields the fundamental tone; one of the natural harmonic scale of tones, as the octave, twelfth, fifteenth, etc.; an aliquot or "partial" tone; a harmonic. See Harmonic, and Tone.

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  • 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"

  • Overtone (noun)

    (usually plural) an ulterior implicit meaning or quality;

    "overtones of despair"

  • Overtone (noun)

    a harmonic with a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental frequency

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