fundamental

(from the article `sound`) As the vibration that has the lowest frequency for that particular type and length of string under a specific tension, this frequency is known as the ... The note produced by this basic wave form is called the fundamental. If the pressure of the generating vibration is increased sufficiently, the sound ... ...
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fundamental

[adj] - far-reaching and thoroughgoing in effect especially on the nature of something 2. [adj] - being or involving basic facts or principles 3. [n] - the lowest tone of a harmonic series
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Fundamental

• (a.) Pertaining to the foundation or basis; serving for the foundation. Hence: Essential, as an element, principle, or law; important; original; elementary; as, a fundamental truth; a fundamental axiom. • (n.) A leading or primary principle, rule, law, or article, which serves as the groundwork of a system; essential part, as, the funda...
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fundamental

profound adjective far-reaching and thoroughgoing in effect especially on the nature of something; `the fundamental revolution in human values that has occurred`; `the book underwent fundamental changes`; `committed the fundamental error of confusing sp...
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Fundamental

Fun`da·men'tal adjective [ Confer French fondamental .] Pertaining to the foundation or basis; serving for the foundation. Hence: Essential, as an element, principle, or law; important; original; elementary; as, a fundamental truth; a fundamental axiom. « The fundamental
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Fundamental

Fun'da·men`tal noun A leading or primary principle, rule, law, or article, which serves as the groundwork of a system; essential part, as, the fundamentals of the Christian faith.
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fundamental

fundamental, fundamentally 1. Of or relating to the foundation or base; elementary: 'We studied the fundamental laws of the universe.' 2. Forming or serving as an essential component of a system or structure; central: 'He presented an example that was fundamental to the argument.' 3. Of great significance or involving a major change: 'This is a b...
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Fundamental

In bell tuning, an alternative name for the prime partial. This name is not used by some on the grounds that, unlike in other instruments, the fundamental is not the lowest frequency partial of a bell.
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fundamental

In musical acoustics, the lowest harmonic of a musical tone, corresponding to the audible pitch
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Fundamental

In periodic forced vibration, the term fundamental refers to the lowest frequency component present in a harmonic train. For example, most rotating machines have frequency components at multiples of shaft rotational frequency and the fundamental component is usually at rotational frequency (e.g. at 30 Hz in a machine rotating at 1800 rpm). In struc...
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fundamental

pertaining to a base or foundation.
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fundamental

Pertaining to a base or foundation. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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fundamental

serving as an essential component
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fundamental

serving as an essential component
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Fundamental

The frequency of the first in a series of partials which make up the timbre of a musical sound. This first partial will also have the highest amplitude in the series and will be the frequency we recognize as the pitch of the musical sound. eg.: The fundamental of a complex musical waveshape at A440 will be 440Hz.
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Fundamental

The primary frequency, or lowest frequency, present in a sound source or musical note. Frequencies caused by beating between two notes or sound sources, but that are not inherent in either source, are not fundamentals. (WW)
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Fundamental

The tuned frequency and (almost always) the lowest frequency that is present in the sounding of a pitch by a musical instrument.
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Fundamental

This word is applied to those laws and rights which are most important; the foundation of society. Those laws by which the exercise of power is restrained and regulated are fundamental. The Constitution of the United States is the fundamental law of the land.
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