fundamentals

fundamentals
[[t]fʌndəme̱ntəlz[/t]]
N-PLURAL: usu the N, oft N of n
The fundamentals of something are its simplest, most important elements, ideas, or principles, in contrast to more complicated or detailed ones.

...teaching small children the fundamentals of road safety...

They agree on fundamentals, like the need for further political reform.

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  • Fundamentals — The qualitative and quantitative information that contributes to the economic well being and the subsequent financial valuation of a company, security or currency. Analysts and investors analyze these fundamentals to develop an estimate as to… …   Investment dictionary

  • fundamentals — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ basic, underlying ▪ good (AmE), solid (esp. AmE), sound, strong (esp. AmE) ▪ The figures confirm that Brazil s sound economic fundamentals remain in place …   Collocations dictionary

  • fundamentals — noun principles from which other truths can be derived (Freq. 2) first you must learn the fundamentals let s get down to basics • Syn: ↑basics, ↑fundamental principle, ↑basic principle, ↑bedrock …   Useful english dictionary

  • fundamentals — fun|da|men|tals [ˌfʌndəˈmentlz] n the fundamentals (of sth) the most important ideas, rules etc that something is based on ▪ an introduction to the fundamentals of design and print production …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fundamentals — fun|da|men|tals [ ,fʌndə mentlz ] noun plural the most basic and important aspects of something: the fundamentals of something: The course deals with the fundamentals of classic French cookery …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fundamentals — UK [ˌfʌndəˈment(ə)lz] / US noun [plural] the most basic and important aspects of something the fundamentals of something: The course deals with the fundamentals of classic French cookery …   English dictionary

  • fundamentals — plural noun the fundamentals of the job Syn: basics, essentials, rudiments, foundations, basic principles, first principles, preliminaries; crux, crux of the matter, heart of the matter, essence, core, heart, base, bedrock; informal nuts and… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • fundamentals —  Basic operations or activities of a business. In the 1990s many American businesses are returning to their fundamentals.  See also core business …   American business jargon

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