Definitions for foundation

Definitions for (noun) foundation

Main entry: initiation, innovation, instauration, institution, introduction, origination, creation, foundation, founding

Definition: the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new

Usage: she looked forward to her initiation as an adult; the foundation of a new scientific society

Main entry: foot, foundation, fundament, base, understructure, substructure, groundwork

Definition: lowest support of a structure

Usage: it was built on a base of solid rock; he stood at the foot of the tower

Main entry: foundation, foundation garment

Definition: a woman's undergarment worn to give shape to the contours of the body

Main entry: foundation, fundament, groundwork, cornerstone, base, basis

Definition: the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained

Usage: the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture

Main entry: foundation, grounding

Definition: education or instruction in the fundamentals of a field of knowledge

Usage: he lacks the foundation necessary for advanced study; a good grounding in mathematics

Main entry: foundation

Definition: an institution supported by an endowment

Main entry: foundation

Definition: the basis on which something is grounded

Usage: there is little foundation for his objections

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