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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.”
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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
“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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(usually used in plural form "essentials") A fundamental element or characteristic
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A belief that one supports
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The point or place where something begins, arises, or is derived
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An organization having a particular purpose, especially one that is involved with science, education, or a specific profession
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A structure that complements or supplements something else
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A central article or figure
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The quality of being genuine
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Making a place a colony
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An essential or characteristic part of something
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A sum of money saved or made available for a particular purpose
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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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Makeup for the lips
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A small platform on springs and usually hinged at one end, used to launch or vault onto other equipment
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A building dedicated to objects of scientific, historical, cultural or artistic value
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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 religious doctrine
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A person or thing that provides stability or confidence in an otherwise uncertain situation
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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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An organization set up to provide help and raise money for those in need
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A legal document authorizing actions or conduct related to the administration of justice
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A sign or warning of something to come
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The underside or bottom part of something
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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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