Dictionary Results for foundations

1. foundation - noun

· the basis on which something is grounded; "there is little foundation for his objections"

Hypernym(s): relation

2. foundation - noun

· an institution supported by an endowment

Hypernym(s): financial_institution, financial_organization, financial_organisation

3. foundation - noun

· lowest support of a structure; "it was built on a base of solid rock"; "he stood at the foot of the tower"

Synonym(s): base, fundament, foot, groundwork, substructure, understructure

Hypernym(s): support

4. foundation - noun

· education or instruction in the fundamentals of a field of knowledge; "he lacks the foundation necessary for advanced study"; "a good grounding in mathematics"

Synonym(s): grounding

Hypernym(s): education

5. foundation - noun

· the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained; "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture"

Synonym(s): basis, base, fundament, groundwork, cornerstone

Hypernym(s): assumption, supposition, supposal

6. foundation - noun

· a woman's undergarment worn to give shape to the contours of the body

Synonym(s): foundation_garment

Hypernym(s): undergarment, unmentionable

7. foundation - noun

· the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new; "she looked forward to her initiation as an adult"; "the foundation of a new scientific society"

Synonym(s): initiation, founding, institution, origination, creation, innovation, introduction, instauration

Hypernym(s): beginning, start, commencement

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