Definition of fundamentally in English:

fundamentally

Syllabification: fun·da·men·tal·ly
Pronunciation: /ˌfəndəˈmen(t)əlē
 
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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
essentially, in essence, basically, at heart, at bottom, deep down, au fond; primarily, above all, first and foremost, first of all
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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