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fundamental
n. any factor that could be considered important to the understanding of a particular business; "fundamentals include a company's growth, revenues, earnings, management, and capital structure"

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Adjectives (11)

underlying, rudimentary, fundamental
adj. being or involving basic facts or principles; "the fundamental laws of the universe"; "a fundamental incomatibility between them"; "these rudimentary truths"; "underlying principles"
deep-seated, deep-rooted, ingrained, fundamental
adj. (used especially of ideas or principles) deeply rooted; firmly fixed or held; "deep-rooted prejudice"; "deep-seated differences of opinion"; "implanted convictions"; "ingrained habits of a lifetime"; "a deeply planted need"
elemental, ultimate, fundamental, basic
adj. furthest or highest in degree or order; utmost or extreme; "the ultimate achievement"; "the ultimate question"; "man's ultimate destiny"; "the ultimate insult"; "one's ultimate goal in life"

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staple, basic
n. (usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant
keynote, tonic
n. (music) the first note of a diatonic scale
want, need
n. anything that is necessary but lacking; "he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs"; "I tried to supply his wants"
constitutive, constituent, organic, constitutional
adj. constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup)
life-sustaining, vital
adj. performing an essential function in the living body; "vital organs"; "blood and other vital fluids"; "the loss of vital heat in shock"; "a vital spot"; "life-giving love and praise"
vital, critical
adj. urgently needed; absolutely necessary; "a critical element of the plan"; "critical medical supplies"; "vital for a healthy society"; "of vital interest"
first
adj. preceding all others in time or space or degree; "the first house on the right"; "the first day of spring"; "his first political race"; "her first baby"; "the first time"; "the first meetings of the new party"; "the first phase of his training"
immanent
adj. of qualities that are spread throughout something; "ambition is immanent in human nature"; "we think of God as immanent in nature"
immanent
adj. of qualities that are spread throughout something; "ambition is immanent in human nature"; "we think of God as immanent in nature"
intrinsical, intrinsic
adj. belonging to a thing by its very nature; "form was treated as something intrinsic, as the very essence of the thing"- John Dewey
inbuilt, built-in, integral, inherent, constitutional
adj. existing as an essential constituent or characteristic; "the Ptolemaic system with its built-in concept of periodicity"; "a constitutional inability to tell the truth"
utter, thoroughgoing, staring, stark, sodding, pure, perfect, gross, everlasting, double-dyed, consummate, complete, arrant, unadulterated
adj. without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers; "an arrant fool"; "a complete coward"; "a consummate fool"; "a double-dyed villain"; "gross negligence"; "a perfect idiot"; "pure folly"; "what a sodding mess"; "stark staring mad"; "a thoroughgoing villain"; "utter nonsense"; "the unadulterated truth"
connatural, inbred, inborn
adj. normally existing at birth; "mankind's connatural sense of the good"
indispensable, essential
adj. absolutely necessary; vitally necessary; "essential tools and materials"; "funds essential to the completion of the project"; "an indispensable worker"
patent
adj. (of a bodily tube or passageway) open; affording free passage; "patent ductus arteriosus"
entrenched
adj. established firmly and securely; "the entrenched power of the nobility"
bare, simple, mere
adj. unornamented; "a simple country schoolhouse"; "her black dress--simple to austerity"
modest
adj. free from pomp or affectation; "comfortable but modest cottages"; "a simple rectangular brick building"; "a simple man with simple tastes"
Spartan
adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Sparta or its people

Synonyms (12)

base, basal
adj. serving as or forming a base; "the painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats"
elementary
adj. of or pertaining to or characteristic of elementary school or elementary education; "the elementary grades"; "elementary teachers"
radical
adj. arising from or going to the root or source; "a radical flaw in the plan"
thoughtful
adj. having intellectual depth; "a deeply thoughtful essay"
simplistic
adj. characterized by extreme and often misleading simplicity; "a simplistic theory of the universe"; "simplistic arguments of the ruling party"
simplex
adj. having only one part or element; "a simplex word has no affixes and is not part of a compound--like `boy' compared with `boyish' or `house' compared with `houseboat'"
simplified
adj. made easy or uncomplicated
undecomposable, unanalyzable
adj. representing the furthest possible extent of analysis or division into parts; "a feeling is a simple and undecomposable mental state"- G.S.Brett; "this weight of evidence is something mystical and unanalyzable"-M.R.Cohen
unsophisticated, uncomplicated
adj. lacking complexity; "small and uncomplicated cars for those really interested in motoring"; "an unsophisticated machine"

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superficial
adj. concerned with or comprehending only what is apparent or obvious; not deep or penetrating emotionally or intellectually; "superficial similarities"; "a superficial mind"; "his thinking was superficial and fuzzy"; "superficial knowledge"; "the superficial report didn't give the true picture"; "only superficial differences"

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