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"groundwork" in British English

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groundworknoun [U]

uk   /ˈɡraʊnd.wɜːk/  us   /-wɝːk/
work that is done as a ​preparation for ​work that will be done ​later: The ​committee will ​meet today to lay the groundwork for inter-party ​talks next ​month.
(Definition of groundwork from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"groundwork" in American English

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groundworknoun [U]

 us   /ˈɡrɑʊn·dwɜrk/
work done in ​preparation for something that will ​happenlater: The ​planningcommittee will ​lay the groundwork for the ​conference.
(Definition of groundwork from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"groundwork" in Business English

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groundworknoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈɡraʊndwɜːk/
lay the groundwork (for sth) to do ​work in preparation for ​work that will be done later: The ​company is ​laying the groundwork for ​marketdevelopment.
(Definition of groundwork from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “groundwork”
in Chinese (Simplified) 基础工作, 准备工作…
in Turkish temel çalışma, bir şeye esas teşkil edecek çalışma ve eylemler…
in Russian основа, фундамент…
in Chinese (Traditional) 基礎工作, 準備工作…
in Polish podwaliny…
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