Meaning of “groundwork” in the English Dictionary

(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 happen later:

The planning committee will lay the groundwork for the conference.

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"groundwork" in Business English

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groundworknoun [ U ]

uk /ˈɡraʊndwɜːk/ us
lay the groundwork (for sth)

to do work in preparation for work that will be done later:

The company is laying the groundwork for market development.

(Definition of “groundwork” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)