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English definition of “foundation stone”

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foundation stone

noun [C] uk   us  
a large block of stone that is put in position at the start of work on a public building, often with a ceremony
Translations of “foundation stone”
in Chinese (Traditional) 奠基石…
in Chinese (Simplified) 奠基石…
(Definition of foundation stone from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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