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  Definition of cornerstone
  1. a stone at the outer corner of two intersecting masonry walls
  2. a stone in the exterior of a large and important building; usually carved with a date and laid with appropriate ceremonies
  3. the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained; "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture"
Similar Words: basis, base, foundation, fundament, groundwork

 

Hyponyms: meat and potatoes

 

Part Meronyms: building, edifice, explanation

 

Derivational Morphology: establish, base, ground, found

 

Anagrams: correctness, stone cress, cotton rose

 

 
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