fundamentally

adverb
fun·​da·​men·​tal·​ly | \ ˌfən-də-ˈmen-tᵊl-ē How to pronounce fundamentally (audio) \

Definition of fundamentally

: with regard to what is basic, essential, or fundamental : at a fundamental level a fundamentally honest person a fundamentally new/different approach Most theories of the internal structure of Venus begin with the assumption that the planet is fundamentally similar to the earth …— Andrew and Louise Young : in a basic or fundamental manner This "disposable" work force is the most important trend in business today, and it is fundamentally changing the relationship between Americans and their jobs.— Janice Castro

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Fundamentally.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fundamentally. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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fundamentally

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: at the most basic level

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