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The lowest load-bearing part of a building, typically below ground level
“Third, locate the building where the foundation can be poured on undisturbed ground.”
The action of establishing an institution or organization
“Larry was given a special Comhaltas award last year for his extraordinary service to the organisation since its foundation in 1951.”
Justification or reason
“So, once again, there was a failure or an absence of evidence to give foundation to an argument that there was a causal link.”
An institution established with an endowment, for example a research body or charity
“The society established a charitable foundation in 1997 in a bid to bring to an end the chaos in branches.”
An underlying basis or principle
“Best friends are the foundation of my life.”
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