Significado de “cornerstone” - en el Diccionario Inglés

cornerstone en inglés británico

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cornerstonenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɔː.nə.stəʊn/ us /ˈkɔːr.nɚ.stoʊn/

a stone in a corner of a building, especially one with the date when the building was made or other writing on it

something of great importance that everything else depends on:

In most countries, the family unit is still the cornerstone of society.

(Definición de cornerstone del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

cornerstone en inglés americano

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cornerstonenoun [ C ]

us /ˈkɔr·nərˌstoʊn/

cornerstone noun [ C ] (STONE IN BUILDING)

a large stone near the base of a building where two walls meet, often giving information about the building and sometimes put in position with a ceremony:

A large group of officials attended a cornerstone laying at that new plant.

cornerstone noun [ C ] (MOST IMPORTANT PART)

something of great importance on which everything else depends:

Funds for the school system were the cornerstone of his budget proposal.
All the parties to the dispute agree that ready access to the law is a cornerstone of democracy.

(Definición de cornerstone del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)