Definition of fundamentally in English:

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fundamentally

Pronunciation: /fʌndəˈmɛntəli/

adverb

[often as submodifier]
1In central or primary respects: two fundamentally different concepts of democracy
More example sentences
  • Although many ideas in this work were taken over from Descartes, in one respect he fundamentally disagreed with him.
  • The indirectly standardised indices currently used are fundamentally flawed in this respect.
  • In doing so it is not the Government's intention to alter fundamentally the scope or operation of the law.
Synonyms
structurally, organically, constitutionally, inherently, intrinsically, materially;
vitally, essentially;
crucially, centrally, critically
French au fond
informal at the end of the day, when all is said and done, when you get right down to it
1.1 [sentence adverb] Used to make an emphatic statement about the basic truth of something: fundamentally, this is a matter for doctors
More example sentences
  • It is impossible to improve on the statement that, fundamentally, there is only one love.
  • For me, fundamentally, I suppose, diversity is about where is truth, where is reality.
  • More fundamentally, it may offend the basic principle that the only point of such a plea is to justify a defamatory meaning.

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