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  Definition of foundation
  1. the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new; "she looked forward to her initiation as an adult"; "the foundation of a new scientific society"; "he regards the fork as a modern introduction"
  2. lowest support of a structure; "it was built on a base of solid rock"; "he stood at the foot of the tower"
  3. a woman''s undergarment worn to give shape to the contours of the body
  4. the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained; "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture"
  5. education or instruction in the fundamentals of a field of knowledge; "he lacks the foundation necessary for advanced study"; "a good grounding in mathematics"
  6. an institution supported by an endowment
  7. the basis on which something is grounded; "there is little foundation for his objections"
Similar Words: initiation, founding, institution, origination, creation, innovation, introduction, instauration, base, fundament, foot, groundwork, substructure, understructure, foundation garment, basis, cornerstone, grounding

 

Hyponyms: authorship, paternity, bed, raft foundation, corset, girdle, stays, roll-on, meat and potatoes, charity, footing, basis, ground, grass roots

 

Part Meronyms: structure, construction, explanation

 

Derivational Morphology: introduce, innovate, create, originate, arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring up, grow, initiate, start, establish, found, plant, constitute, institute, commit, institutionalize, institutionalise, send, charge, set up, launch, pioneer, base, ground

 

 
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