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    foundation - Dictionary definition and meaning for word foundation

    Definition
    (noun) the basis on which something is grounded
    Example Sentence
    • there is little foundation for his objections
    Definition
    (noun) an institution supported by an endowment Definition
    (noun) lowest support of a structure
    Example Sentence
    • it was built on a base of solid rock
    • he stood at the foot of the tower
    Definition
    (noun) education or instruction in the fundamentals of a field of knowledge
    Synonyms : grounding
    Example Sentence
    • he lacks the foundation necessary for advanced study
    • a good grounding in mathematics
    Definition
    (noun) the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained
    Example Sentence
    • the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture
    Definition
    (noun) a woman's undergarment worn to give shape to the contours of the body
    Synonyms : foundation garment
    Definition
    (noun) the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new
    Example Sentence
    • she looked forward to her initiation as an adult
    • the foundation of a new scientific society
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