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Synonyms for foundation


1. foundation, relation
usage: the basis on which something is grounded; "there is little foundation for his objections"
2. foundation, financial institution, financial organization, financial organisation
usage: an institution supported by an endowment
3. basis, base, foundation, fundament, groundwork, cornerstone, assumption, supposition, supposal
usage: the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained; "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture"
4. foundation, base, fundament, foot, groundwork, substructure, understructure, support
usage: lowest support of a structure; "it was built on a base of solid rock"; "he stood at the foot of the tower"
5. foundation, grounding, education
usage: education or instruction in the fundamentals of a field of knowledge; "he lacks the foundation necessary for advanced study"; "a good grounding in mathematics"
6. foundation garment, foundation, undergarment
usage: a woman's undergarment worn to give shape to the contours of the body
7. initiation, founding, foundation, institution, origination, creation, innovation, introduction, instauration, beginning, start, commencement
usage: 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"; "he regards the fork as a modern introduction"
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