Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun fundamental

2 senses of fundamental

Sense 1
fundamental -- (any factor that could be considered important to the understanding of a particular business; "fundamentals include a company's growth, revenues, earnings, management, and capital structure")
       => factor -- (anything that contributes causally to a result; "a number of factors determined the outcome")

Sense 2
fundamental, fundamental frequency, first harmonic -- (the lowest tone of a harmonic series)
       => harmonic -- (a tone that is a component of a complex sound)

Antonyms of adj fundamental

3 senses of fundamental

Sense 1
cardinal, central, fundamental, key, primal -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA important) -> unimportant -- (not important; "a relatively unimportant feature of the system"; "the question seems unimportant")

Sense 2
fundamental, rudimentary, underlying -- (being or involving basic facts or principles; "the fundamental laws of the universe"; "a fundamental incomatibility between them"; "these rudimentary truths"; "underlying principles")

INDIRECT (VIA basic) -> incidental, incident -- ((sometimes followed by `to') minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature or occurring as a chance concomitant or consequence; "incidental expenses"; "the road will bring other incidental advantages"; "extra duties incidental to the job"; "labor problems incidental to a rapid expansion"; "confusion incidental to a quick change")

Sense 3
fundamental, profound -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA significant) -> insignificant, unimportant -- (devoid of importance, meaning, or force)

Similarity of adj fundamental

3 senses of fundamental

Sense 1
cardinal, central, fundamental, key, primal -- (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")
       => important (vs. unimportant), of import -- (of great significance or value; "important people"; "the important questions of the day")

Sense 2
fundamental, rudimentary, underlying -- (being or involving basic facts or principles; "the fundamental laws of the universe"; "a fundamental incomatibility between them"; "these rudimentary truths"; "underlying principles")
       => basic (vs. incidental) -- (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")

Sense 3
fundamental, profound -- (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")
       => significant (vs. insignificant), important -- (important in effect or meaning; "a significant change in tax laws"; "a significant change in the Constitution"; "a significant contribution"; "significant details"; "statistically significant")

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