Synonyms for fundamental

Synonyms for (noun) fundamental

Synonyms: first harmonic, fundamental, fundamental frequency

Definition: the lowest tone of a harmonic series

Similar words: harmonic

Definition: a tone that is a component of a complex sound


Synonyms: fundamental

Definition: any factor that could be considered important to the understanding of a particular business

Usage: fundamentals include a company's growth, revenues, earnings, management, and capital structure

Similar words: factor

Definition: anything that contributes causally to a result

Usage: a number of factors determined the outcome

Synonyms for (adjective) fundamental

Synonyms: cardinal, central, key, primal, fundamental

Definition: serving as an essential component

Usage: a cardinal rule; the central cause of the problem; an example that was fundamental to the argument; computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure

Similar words: important, of import

Definition: of great significance or value

Usage: important people; the important questions of the day


Synonyms: fundamental, rudimentary, underlying

Definition: being or involving basic facts or principles

Usage: the fundamental laws of the universe; a fundamental incomatibility between them; these rudimentary truths; underlying principles

Similar words: basic

Definition: pertaining to or constituting a base or basis

Usage: a basic fact; the basic ingredients; basic changes in public opinion occur because of changes in priorities


Synonyms: fundamental, profound

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

Usage: 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

Similar words: important, significant

Definition: important in effect or meaning

Usage: a significant change in tax laws; a significant change in the Constitution; a significant contribution; significant details; statistically significant