[ noun ] principles from which other truths can be derived
"first you must learn the fundamentals" "let's get down to basics"
Used in print(Edward Austin Walton, "On Education for the Interior...)
Obviously , the four year provision limits this to fundamentals and much desirable material must be eliminated .(Robert L. Duncan, The Voice of Strangers....)
He had already been studying the Bible ; he knew the fundamentals , and after studying with Fletcher for a time he approached Rector , announced that he wanted to be baptized and that was that .