[ 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 .