foundation

[ foun-dey-shuhn ]
/ faʊnˈdeɪ ʃən /

noun

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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

synonym study for foundation

2. See base1.

OTHER WORDS FROM foundation

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