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"footing" in British English

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footingnoun [S]

uk   /ˈfʊt.ɪŋ/ us   /ˈfʊt̬.ɪŋ/
(Definition of footing from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"footing" in American English

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footingnoun [U]

us   /ˈfʊt̬·ɪŋ/
  • footing noun [U] (FEET)

a firm position of the feet: He lost his footing and tumbled into the water.
  • footing noun [U] (CONDITION)

a position or condition on which something exists: Both sides need to begin negotiations on equal footing.
(Definition of footing from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"footing" in Business English

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footingnoun

uk   /ˈfʊtɪŋ/ us  
[S or U] the way in which a business operates, and the set of conditions that influences it: on a firm/solid/sound footing Officials said they were moving quickly to correct any deficiencies and get the fund back on solid financial footing.on a commercial/legal/competitive footing Virtually all key state-owned enterprises have been placed on a commercial footing.
on an equal footing/on the same footing
having the same position or status as another person, company, etc.: on an equal footing with sb/sth Women should be able to compete in the job market on an equal footing with men.on the same footing as sb/sth The increased use of restricted stock puts management on the same footing as shareholders.
[C, usually singular] a first position that a company achieves in a particular market, industry, etc., that they hope to improve in the future: gain/get/find a footing (in sth) The company has struggled to find a footing in an industry suffering from overcapacity.
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(Definition of footing from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “footing”
in Chinese (Simplified) 脚, 站稳…
in Turkish denge…
in Russian опора, точка опоры…
in Chinese (Traditional) 腳, 站穩…
in Polish równowaga…
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