fundamental part
index component, essence, ingredient, main point, element

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  • Fundamental — Fun da*men tal, n. A leading or primary principle, rule, law, or article, which serves as the groundwork of a system; essential part, as, the fundamentals of the Christian faith. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles and Fundamental Duties of India — The Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State Policy and Fundamental Duties are sections of the Constitution of India that prescribe the fundamental obligations of the Statefn|° to its citizens and the duties of the citizens to the State …   Wikipedia

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