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English definition of “footing”

footing

noun [S] (SITUATION)    /ˈfʊt.ɪŋ/ US  /ˈfʊt̬-/
the way in which something operates and the set of conditions that influences it: The council wants to put the bus service on a commercial footing.Situations and circumstances be on an equal, firm, etc. footing to be in an equal, safe, etc. situation: Men and women ought to be able to compete for jobs on an equal footing.Being based on or depending on something
(Definition of footing noun (SITUATION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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