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Noun
The lowest load-bearing part of a building
“The building would withstand the earthquake having been built on a solid foundation.”
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The action of establishing an institution or organization
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“Tomorrow's event will celebrate the 25th anniversary of our company's foundation.”
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An underlying basis or principle
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“The celebrated chef has unapologetically declared France as the foundation of gastronomy for the planet.”
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A justification or reason
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“Evidence is required to give foundation to the argument that there was a causal link.”
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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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The cause or latent beginning of a feeling, process, or condition
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The quality of being clear, logical, and convincing
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A belief that one supports
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A person or thing that provides stability or confidence in an otherwise uncertain situation
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An organization, typically founded to promote a cause
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Making a place a colony
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An organization set up to provide help and raise money for those in need
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An essential or characteristic part of something
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An essential supporting structure of a building, vehicle, or object
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One's background or history of being taught in a skill or type of behavior
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A preliminary action or event
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A woman's foundation garment, reinforced with stays, that supports the waistline, hips and bust
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Something or someone that incites action or activity
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A building dedicated to objects of scientific, historical, cultural or artistic value
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A new company or organization or business venture, typically designed for rapid growth
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A (usually technical) description of an event or system that is considered to be accurate
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(usually "preparations") Something done to get ready for an event or undertaking
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An individual rule as part of a system of law or doctrine
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Makeup for the lips
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A principle or standard by which something may be judged or decided
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The position or status of a person in relation to others
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(figuratively) The fundamental structure of any process or system
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A person or thing that comes before another of the same kind
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Belonging or happening near the beginning of a particular period
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At the core or in its most fundamental nature
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