Translation of fundamental in Spanish:


fundamental, adj.

Pronunciation /fʌndəˈmɛnt(ə)l//ˌfəndəˈmɛn(t)əl/


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    (error/principle/concept) fundamental
    (error/principle/concept) básico
    their fundamental needs are not being met no se les satisfacen las necesidades fundamentales / básicas
    • to be fundamental to sth/-ing ser fundamental / básico para algo/+ inf
    • After talks on the Treaty broke down in December, there was widespread pessimism that fundamental differences could not be overcome in the short term.
    • There are little fundamental differences between the two sects and the basic teachings are those of Mahavira for both sects.
    • Building local social connections and informal support is fundamental to preventing child abuse and neglect and to building resilience in children and vulnerable families.
    • Freedom of belief (note the Western turn of phrase) is fundamental to human rights, and it was Islam that first proclaimed this value.
    • This is fundamental to human rights and the application of international law.
    • With its aim of containing the conflict rather than resolving it, the peace process draws the political parties into a dialogue without resolving any big political questions or fundamental differences.
    • Some of my concerns are fairly fundamental to the voting process and the secrecy of voting.
    • But the issue in California, because Hispanics are so integrated and so fundamental to the society of California, indeed the entire country.
    • It is no good using an advertising campaign to overcome fundamental faults in the design of the Pension Credit.
    • It is this fundamental difference in approach to evaluating tests that frames much of the debate about the Rorschach.
    • It was this that led to Descartes's fundamental error - the reversal of the basic truth that the first operation of the mind has only real things for its object.
    • I mean, I really think is one of the basic problems here, is there's a fundamental difference.
    • Not since 1947, when the strategy for containing the Soviet Union was designed, have matters so fundamental to American grand strategy been up for grabs.
    • So to the extent we're talking about natural plant communities developing, then that's just one of those processes which is fundamental to the National Parks system.
    • The rhythms and forms of Yoruba religion are said to be fundamental to the development of many types of African-American music, from gospel to blues and jazz, as well as salsa and Latin jazz.
    • This fear is so fundamental that it overcame other basic Australian traits - compassion, a helping hand, a fair go.
    • Because multiculturalism is fundamental to our mission it needs to be present in both places.
    • But for all the bravado of his pre-budget speech, there was arguably little that Brown could have said to resolve the fundamental contradiction at the heart of his vision for Britain.
    • You are hard pressed to assert a fundamental error in circumstances in which counsel seem to think nothing of it.
    • This focuses us on the fundamental difference in approach between the Palestinians and the Israelis.
    • There were, in our respectful submission, some fundamental errors in the approach of the Full Court and I just wish to summarise those, without taking up too much of the time of the Court.
    • And yet, human interaction is fundamental to our existence and the ability to communicate with clarity and understanding is a vitally important skill.
    • And I think that's a very fundamental difference and approach to government between the two parties.
    • In doing so, he has never tried to resolve the fundamental difference of opinion between the opposing wings of his party.
    • Thus his use of Hroch and Anderson on nationalism elides the fundamental difference between two approaches to the study of nationalism.
    • First, and foremost, they submit that there was a fundamental error in the approach adopted by the Inspector to the question whether or not use was as of right or by permission.
    • The public are entitled to play a meaningful role within the planning system and granting ‘third-party rights of appeal’ is fundamental to achieving this.
    • This is a superficial examination as these decisions often turn on the precise facts of the case but regardless of the precise details this appears to represent a fundamental difference of approach.
    • He said: ‘Many people think the removal of the fence is fundamental to the success of any dialogue.’
    • ‘Improving the infrastructure is fundamental to improving our image in order to make the show ground a place where people really want to come,’ said Mr Vincent.
    • He becomes an of people, and this is a very basic fundamental error.
    • The appearance of the Social Democrats Movement less than a year ago introduced a few points, which are fundamental to their attitude towards the country's political scene.
    • To my knowledge it's the only commercial product in the world that actually has resolved that fundamental problem.
    • So it's very important that brands do become a part of event-based TV, because they're fundamental to us creating event-based TV.
    • Said Donohue: ‘It is about something so fundamental to what we do here at the chamber that we can't walk away from it.’
    • But it is when the violence ends that this fundamental difference of approach during the war creates an intrinsic problem.
    • Although the stunt was deliberately daft, the point was fundamental to the legal argument the group's activists have used hundreds of times in tiny district courts in Helensburgh and Dumbarton.
    • Le Terroir, the all-important combination of climate, soil, and grape variety that are fundamental to the creation of champagne, is considered unique.
    • Stock options and corporate bonuses are no more fundamental to the achievement of scientific advance than were Soviet medals and patriotic exhortations.
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    (skill/constituent) esencial
    a qualification in computer studies is a fundamental requirement es requisito esencial / indispensable tener estudios de informática
    • An optical switch is one of several essential elements of fundamental technology required for optical signal processing in photonic networks of the future.
    • However, the YWCA has moved a step beyond this traditional focus in addressing some of the fundamental issues affecting women's lives.
    • It is our hope that their legacies will not be tarnished by an inconsistent stand on the conflict between science and religion, an issue of fundamental importance to all mankind.
    • Most important of all, there is a fundamental misreading of the nature of the relationships at work here.
    • However, the two underlying fundamental principles that are essential for good design are either frangibility or non-penetration with controlled redirection.
    • Schrum, despite her lapses in thinking, has a number of interesting points on the pedagogical decisions necessary about the fundamental nature of an online course.
    • What is not a matter of such estimation for me, but rather an issue of fundamental principle, is that of whether I can belong to an organization publicly committed to an anti-Semitic policy.
    • Such an interference by a local authority with the right of a person to pursue his livelihood without express statutory sanction raises an issue of fundamental principle.
    • The contents offer a crucial test for theories describing the fundamental nature of matter and energy.
    • Some theoretical issues and fundamental material problems remain, however.
    • For Democrats, it's an issue of fundamental importance and core values.
    • Justice, integrity and trust in fundamental institutions are essential social assets and social capital is as important as economic prosperity.
    • These are also the most thorny and fundamental issues affecting Taiwan's management of cross-strait trade and economic relations over the past decade.
    • This is an issue of the most fundamental importance - treating all human beings with dignity.
    • It was further inflated by fundamental changes to the nature of the exam, which critics say were designed to ensure that pass rates continued to rise.
    • Being able to go car shopping the way the majority of the population goes fruit shopping means that there are certain fundamental issues affecting this majority that these rulers know of only in theory.
    • And having achieved his narrow victory, the famous flip-flop on fundamental issues was second nature to Vajpayee.
    • A lot has changed environ-mentally since then, he added, but fundamental issues and human nature have remained the same.
    • Homeyer's organic vision stems from his childhood love of ‘dirt and plants and growing things’ and is rooted in a fundamental respect of nature.
    • Does not this correspondence constitute the fundamental trait of our nature?
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    (intrinsic, innate)
    (truth/absurdity) intrínseco
    (optimism) innato