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I have developed an algorithm which can be further customized by including or excluding some of its components. In this way, it provides a basic building block upon which further algorithms can be built, as per requirements. What should be the alternative word which provide the meaning of "basic building block" or like this.

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Fundamental is described as:

1a : serving as a basis supporting existence or determining essential structure or function : BASIC

Elemental is another really good word, and is described by MW as:

b(1) : of, relating to, or being the basic or essential constituent of something : FUNDAMENTAL

Both are perfect in describing something rudimentary (which is another good word). You can use fundamental either as a noun, or as an adjective.

Source: https://www.merriam-webster.com/

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