Significado de “foundation” - Diccionario inglés

foundation en inglés británico

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foundationnoun

uk /faʊnˈdeɪ.ʃən/ us /faʊnˈdeɪ.ʃən/

foundation noun (BEGIN)

C1 [ U ] an occasion when an organization, state, etc. is established:

the foundation of a new state

C1 [ C ] an organization that has been created in order to provide money for a particular group of people in need of help or for a particular type of study:

the British Heart Foundation
the Environmental Research Foundation

[ U ] UK the first year of infant school, previously known as reception:

a foundation class/teacher
Her youngest child starts (in) foundation in September.

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foundation noun (BUILDING)

foundations [ plural ]

the structures below the surface of the ground that support a building:

The foundations will have to be reinforced to prevent the house from sinking further into the ground.

foundation noun (MAKE-UP)

[ U ] a type of make-up that is spread over the skin of the face, usually before other make-up is put on, giving it a better and more even colour and hiding unwanted marks

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

foundation en inglés americano

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foundationnoun

us /fɑʊnˈdeɪ·ʃən/

foundation noun (BASE)

[ C ] the base that is built below the surface of the ground to support a building:

a concrete foundation
fig. The two leaders have laid the foundations of a new era of cooperation between their countries.

foundation noun (ACT OF ESTABLISHING)

[ U ] the act of establishing an organization, state, etc.:

The foundation of the children’s home was made possible by a generous contributor.

foundation noun (SUPPORT)

[ U ] a fact, idea, etc. that provides support for something:

These charges are completely without foundation (= false).

foundation noun (ORGANIZATION)

[ C ] an organization that has been established to provide financial support for activities and groups that are useful or helpful:

the Ford Foundation

(Definición de foundation de Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

foundation en inglés de negocios

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foundationnoun

uk /faʊnˈdeɪʃən/ us

[ C ] an organization that has been started in order to provide money for a particular group of people or for a particular type of research:

He gave £1m to set up a charitable foundation to help vulnerable young people.

[ U ] the act of starting a new business, organization, etc.:

He helped lead the company out of its worst crisis since its foundation over a hundred years ago.
foundations [ plural ]

PROPERTY the structures below the surface of the ground which support a building:

The foundations will have to be reinforced to prevent the house from sinking further into the ground.

the basic ideas or structures from which something important develops:

the foundations of sth One of the foundations of democracy is a fair trial.
lay/establish/build the foundations for sth The company says it is 'laying the foundations for future success'.
firm/solid/strong foundations From firm foundations we will continue to grow the business.

(Definición de foundation de Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)