Complete Definition of "foundation"

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Pronunciation
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Etymology
From L. fundationem (nominative of fundatio).

Noun
en-noun

  1. The act of founding, fixing, establishing, or beginning to erect.

#: The foundation of his institute has been wrought with difficulty.

  1. That upon which anything is founded; that on which anything stands, and by which it is supported; the lowest and supporting layer of a superstructure; groundwork; basis.
  2. The lowest and supporting part or member of a wall, including the base course (see Base course (a), under Base, n.) and footing courses; in a frame house, the whole substructure of masonry.

#: The foundations of this construction have been laid out.

  1. A donation or legacy appropriated to support a charitable institution, and constituting a permanent fund; endowment.
  2. That which is founded, or established by endowment; an endowed institution or charity.

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Translations
trans-top|act of founding
Finnish: t-|fi|perustaminen
German: t+|de|Gründung|f
Hebrew: ייסוד (yesud) m, כינון (kinun) m
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trans-top|that upon which anything is founded
Finnish: t|fi|perustus (concrete), t-|fi|perusta (figurative)
German: t+|de|Grundlage|f
Hebrew: יסוד m, בסיס|בָּסִיס /bɑsis/ m
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Kurdish:

Sindhi: SDchar|پِيڙهه f, SDchar|بنياد m
Spanish: cimientos m
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trans-top|lowest and supporting part or member of a wall
Finnish: t|fi|perustus
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Sindhi: SDchar|پِيڙهه f, SDchar|بنياد m
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trans-top|legacy constituting a permanent fund of charitable institution
Finnish: t|fi|peruspääoma
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Sindhi: SDchar|پِيڙهڪا f
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trans-top|endowed institution or charity
Finnish: t-|fi|säätiö
German: t+|de|Stiftung|f
Hebrew: קרן (keren) f
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Kurdish:

Sindhi: SDchar|پِيڙهڪا f
Spanish: t-|es|fundación|f
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ttbc|Afrikaans: stigting
ttbc|Dutch: stichting f
ttbc|French: fondation f
ttbc|Italian: fondamenta
ttbc|Spanish: fundar, dotar de fondos
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