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a. The buttocks.
b. The anus.
2. The natural features of a land surface unaltered by humans.
3. A foundation, as of a building.
4. An underlying theoretical basis or principle: "All neighbor states ... must revise ... their policy fundaments" (C.L. Sulzberger).
[Middle English foundement, from Old French fondement, from Latin fundāmentum, from fundāre, to lay the foundation, from fundus, bottom.]
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1. euphemistic or facetious the buttocks
2. (Physical Geography) the natural features of the earth's surface, unaltered by man
3. (Building) a base or foundation, esp of a building
4. a theory, principle, or underlying basis
[C13: from Latin fundāmentum foundation, from fundāre to found2]
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fun•da•ment(ˈfʌn də mənt)
1. the buttocks.
2. the anus.
3. a base or basic principle; underlying part; foundation.
[1250–1300; Middle English fondement < Old French < Latin fundāmentum foundation. See found2, -ment]
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|Noun||1.||fundament - the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained; "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture"|
explanation - thought that makes something comprehensible
meat and potatoes - the fundamental part; "successful negotiation is the meat and potatoes of arbitration"
|2.||fundament - the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"|
arse, ass, behind, buns, buttocks, derriere, fanny, hind end, hindquarters, keister, nates, posterior, prat, rear end, tooshie, tush, seat, backside, bottom, stern, rump, tail end, tail, bum, can, butt, rear
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
|3.||fundament - lowest support of a structure; "it was built on a base of solid rock"; "he stood at the foot of the tower"|
bed - a foundation of earth or rock supporting a road or railroad track; "the track bed had washed away"
raft foundation - a foundation (usually on soft ground) consisting of an extended layer of reinforced concrete
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
support - supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation; "the statue stood on a marble support"
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1. The lowest or supporting part or structure:
2. That on which something immaterial, such as an argument or a charge, rests:
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