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foundation

noun  us   /fɑʊnˈdeɪ·ʃən/

foundation noun (BASE)

[C] the base that is built below the surface of the ground to support a building: a concrete foundation fig. The two leaders have laid the foundations of a new era of cooperation between their countries.

foundation noun (ACT OF ESTABLISHING)

[U] the act of establishing an organization, state, etc.: The foundation of the children’s home was made possible by a generous contributor.

foundation noun (SUPPORT)

[U] a fact, idea, etc. that provides support for something: These charges are completely without foundation (= false).

foundation noun (ORGANIZATION)

[C] an organization that has been established to provide financial support for activities and groups that are useful or helpful: the Ford Foundation
Translations of “foundation”
in Korean 설립…
in Arabic أساسات…
in Portuguese alicerce, base, fundação…
in Catalan fonaments…
in Japanese (建物の)基礎…
in Italian base, fondamenta…
in Chinese (Traditional) 開始, 創建, 建立…
in Russian основа, фундамент, основание…
in Turkish temel, esas, asıl…
in Chinese (Simplified) 开始, 创建, 建立…
in Polish podstawa, podwalina, założenie…
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