Spanish translation of 'fundamental'
1. (= basic)
[question, problem, principle] fundamental
they are being denied their fundamental human rights se les está privando de los derechos humanos fundamentales
2. (= profound, great)
[change, difference] fundamental
it is a fundamental mistake to think that ... es un error fundamental pensar que ...
3. (= essential) fundamental ⧫ esencial
to be fundamental to sth ser fundamental or esencial para algo
it is fundamental to our understanding of the problem es fundamental or esencial para que entendamos el problema
4. (= intrinsic)
[honesty, good sense] intrínseco
the fundamentals los fundamentos ⧫ lo básico
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Example Sentences Including 'fundamental'
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A person's fundamental nature is difficult to explain, he thought.OUTCAST (2003)
Women are by necessity more in touch with their fundamental life rhythms.TEN STEPS TO HAPPINESS (2003)
From the beginning they'd been an uneasy partnership, the fundamental principles of which had confounded both.THE GREAT AND SECRET SHOW (2003)
Then everything escaped from him at once, his exploding breath and his fundamental hatred of Hanuman's elitism.THE BROKEN GOD (2003)
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British English: fundamental ADJECTIVE
You use fundamental to describe things, activities, and principles that are very important or essential.
Our constitution embodies all the fundamental principles of democracy.
Translation of fundamental from the Collins English to Spanish Dictionary