◄ Fundamental ►

1. (a.) Basic, elemental; serving for the foundation; essential; elementary; as, a fundamental truth; a fundamental axiom\.

2. (n.) 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.

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