foundation

[ foun-dey-shuhn ]
/ faʊnˈdeɪ ʃən /

noun

Origin of foundation

1350–1400; Middle English foundacioun < Latin fundātiōn- (stem of fundātiō), equivalent to fundāt(us) (past participle of fundāre; see found2) + -iōn- -ion

Related forms

foun·da·tion·al, adjectivefoun·da·tion·al·ly, adverbfoun·da·tion·ar·y, adjectivepre·foun·da·tion, noun

Synonym study

2. See base1.
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British Dictionary definitions for foundation

foundation

/ (faʊnˈdeɪʃən) /

noun

Derived Forms

foundational, adjectivefoundationally, adverbfoundationary, adjective
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Medicine definitions for foundation

foundation

[ foun-dāshən ]

n.

The basis on which something stands or is supported; a base.
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