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English definition of “footing”

footing

noun     /ˈfʊtɪŋ/
[no plural] If you have a footing on a surface, you are standing on it firmly: I lost my footing and fell.Sitting and standing
be on an equal/firm, etc footing to be in an equal/safe, etc position or situation: When we're on a firmer financial footing we can employ more staff.Being based on or depending on something
(Definition of footing noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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