fundamentals

noun
principles from which other truths can be derived (Freq. 2)
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first you must learn the fundamentals

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let's get down to basics

Hypernyms: ↑principle
Hyponyms:

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n
basics, essentials, first principles, laws, rules, rudiments, facts, necessaries, practicalities
COLLOQ. brass tacks, nitty-gritty, nuts and bolts

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plural noun BASICS, essentials, rudiments, foundations, basic principles, first principles, preliminaries; crux, crux of the matter, heart of the matter, essence, core, heart, base, bedrock; informal nuts and bolts, nitty-gritty, brass tacks, ABC.

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fundamentals UK [ˌfʌndəˈment(ə)lz] US noun [plural]
the most basic and important aspects of something
the fundamentals of something:

The course deals with the fundamentals of classic French cookery.

Thesaurus: important thing or detailsynonym

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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