fundamental knowledge meaning, fundamental knowledge definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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fundamental

  
1       adj   You use fundamental to describe things, activities, and principles that are very important or essential. They affect the basic nature of other things or are the most important element upon which other things depend.  
usu ADJ n   (=basic)  
Our constitution embodies all the fundamental principles of democracy..., A fundamental human right is being withheld from these people...     
2       adj   You use fundamental to describe something which exists at a deep and basic level, and is therefore likely to continue.  
usu ADJ n   (=profound)  
But on this question, the two leaders have very fundamental differences...     
3       adj   If one thing is fundamental to another, it is absolutely necessary to it, and the second thing cannot exist, succeed, or be imagined without it.  
v-link ADJ to n   (=vital)  
The method they pioneered remains fundamental to research into the behaviour of nerve cells.     
4       adj   You can use fundamental to show that you are referring to what you consider to be the most important aspect of a situation, and that you are not concerned with less important details.  
ADJ n   (=basic)  
The fundamental problem lies in their inability to distinguish between reality and invention...     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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n.
the part of philosophy that deals with knowledge
n.
Bookish knowledge; knowledge obtained through hearsay, has no sound basis
exp.
acronym of As Far As I Know, from the best of my knowledge, according to the information that I have
n.
the process of using the knowledge or information you have in order to understand something or form an opinion, or the opinion that you form ()
I have to make deductions about the meaning of words in poem then, I could understand more.
n.
the method of using knowledge or information in order to understand something
Deduction in reading is a very important strategy because usually there are many words that you don't know, but can still be guessed with the prior knowledge you have.

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