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The lowest load-bearing part of a building
“The building would withstand the earthquake having been built on a solid foundation.”
The action of establishing an institution or organization
“Tomorrow's event will celebrate the 25th anniversary of our company's foundation.”
An underlying basis or principle
“The celebrated chef has unapologetically declared France as the foundation of gastronomy for the planet.”
A justification or reason
“Evidence is required to give foundation to the argument that there was a causal link.”
An institution established with an endowment
“The foundation was established by Bill and Melinda Gates to enhance healthcare and reduce extreme poverty.”
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