1. [noun] the basis on which something is grounded; "there is little foundation for his objections"

  2. [noun] an institution supported by an endowment

  3. [noun] the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained; "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture"
    Synonyms: basis, base, fundament, groundwork, cornerstone

  4. [noun] lowest support of a structure; "it was built on a base of solid rock"; "he stood at the foot of the tower"
    Synonyms: base, fundament, foot, groundwork, substructure, understructure

  5. [noun] education or instruction in the fundamentals of a field of knowledge; "he lacks the foundation necessary for advanced study"; "a good grounding in mathematics"
    Synonyms: grounding

  6. [noun] a woman's undergarment worn to give shape to the contours of the body
    Synonyms: garment

  7. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: initiation, founding, institution, origination, creation, innovation, introduction, instauration


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