Definitions

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  • adv. to the very core of the matter

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Primarily; originally; essentially; radically; at the foundation; in origin or constituents.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a fundamental manner; primarily; originally; essentially; at the foundation; as regards fundamentals.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in essence; at bottom or by one's (or its) very nature

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Examples

  • - Force the administration to officially red flag nations whose currencies are undervalued for long periods with the term "fundamentally misaligned currency."

    CNN.com

  • In cheese circles, though, our article has sparked much debate about what the term fundamentally means, and whether disagreements about affinage are ultimately just disagreements about semantics.

    NYT > Home Page

  • - Force the administration to officially red-flag nations whose currencies are undervalued for long periods with the term "fundamentally misaligned currency."

    CNN.com

  • WASHINGTON — Raising prospects for a major election-year ruling, the Obama administration launched its Supreme Court defense of its landmark health care overhaul Wednesday, appealing what it called a "fundamentally flawed" appeals court decision that declared the law's central provision unconstitutional.

    Obama Healthcare Plan: Justice Department Joins States In Call For Prompt Review Of Law

  • Raising prospects for a major election-year ruling, the Obama administration launched its Supreme Court defense of its landmark health care overhaul Wednesday, appealing what it called a "fundamentally flawed" appeals court decision that declared the law's central provision unconstitutional.

    NPR Topics: News

  • John Cornyn and Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas, both have said the addition of new offshore drilling opportunities would not make up for what they characterized as a fundamentally flawed approach to combating climate change.

    chron.com Chronicle

  • Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., a leading advocate of the timber program, said addition of the county payments extension was not enough to persuade him to vote for the bailout bill, which he called fundamentally flawed.

    statesmanjournal.com - Top Stories

  • A job, fundamentally, is a way of supporting oneself and his or her family.

    What is a job?

  • While I applaud Linda's efforts to move to public tools like her Second Life panel at FOSE this year, developing internal knock-offs of social media tools in fundamentally wrongheaded.

    NASA's Dueling In-House Facebooks - NASA Watch

  • The statistical models remain fundamentally valid.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Jobs

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