fundamental principle

noun
principles from which other truths can be derived
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first you must learn the fundamentals

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let's get down to basics

Syn: ↑fundamentals, ↑basics, ↑basic principle, ↑bedrock
Hypernyms: ↑principle
Hyponyms:

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