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English definition of “foundation”

foundation

noun [U] (ACT OF ESTABLISHING)   /fɑʊnˈdeɪ·ʃən/
the act of establishing an organization , state , etc.: The foundation of the children’s home was made possible by a generous contributor .
(Definition of foundation noun (ACT OF ESTABLISHING) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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