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foundation

[ foun-dey-shuhn ]
/ faʊnˈdeɪ ʃən /
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noun

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Origin of foundation

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English foundacioun, from Latin fundātiōn- (stem of fundātiō ), equivalent to fundāt(us) (past participle of fundāre; see found1) + -iōn- -ion

synonym study for foundation

2. See base1.

OTHER WORDS FROM foundation

foun·da·tion·al, adjectivepre·foun·da·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for foundation

foundation
/ (faʊnˈdeɪʃən) /

noun

Derived forms of foundation

foundational, adjectivefoundationally, adverbfoundationary, adjective
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Medical definitions for foundation

foundation
[ foun-dāshən ]

n.

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