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"footing" in British English

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footingnoun [S]

uk   /ˈfʊt.ɪŋ/  us   /ˈfʊt̬.ɪŋ/
  • footing noun [S] (SITUATION)

the way in which something ​operates and the set of ​conditions that ​influences it: New ​leadership is ​needed to ​return the ​company to a ​betterfinancial footing.
be on an equal, firm, etc. footing
to be in an ​equal, ​safe, etc. ​situation: Men and women should be ​able to ​compete for ​jobs on an ​equal footing.
(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 ​firmposition 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 ​beginnegotiations 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   us   /ˈfʊtɪŋ/
[S or U] the way in which a ​businessoperates, 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 ​jobmarket on an ​equal footing with men.on the same footing as sb/sth The ​increased use of ​restrictedstock puts ​management on the same footing as ​shareholders.
[C, usually singular] a first ​position that a ​companyachieves 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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