fundamental

  

Definition

Being a core component or fact upon which other aspects are built. A fundamental fact is a fact that is vital, and must be known before secondary assumptions or conclusions can be drawn.

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  • When he looked over the business plan, he realized that it was fundamental to the company that the profit margin always outweigh the input costs or he would not be able to sustain the company for long.

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  • One of the fundamental truths of a functioning democracy is the freedom of its people to vote in a fair environment.

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