foundation

  1. the basis on which something is grounded
  2. an institution supported by an endowment
  3. the fundamental assumptions underlying an explanation
  4. lowest support of a structure
  5. a woman's undergarment worn to give shape to the contours of the body
  6. starting something for the first time

Foundation

[b-boy book] Foundation: B-boys, B-girls and Hip-Hop Culture in New York is a book by Joseph G. Schloss which looks at b-boying and the culture surrounding it. It features excerpts from interviews the author did with major figures in the b-boying world such as Ken Swift of Rock Steady Crew, Alien Ness, and Trac 2. The author, hip-hop schola...
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Foundation

[law] This category is for cases relating to the law of evidence in the United States, including the Federal Rules of Evidence. ...
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foundation

[Noun] The beginning of an organisation or service.
Example: The NHS has offered free health care since its foundation after World War II.
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foundation

[n] - the basis on which something is grounded 2. [n] - an institution supported by an endowment 3. [n] - education or instruction in the fundamentals of a field of knowledge 4. [n] - lowest support of a structure
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Foundation

(Type of School) At foundation schools the governing body is the employer and the admissions authority. The school's land and buildings are either owned by the governing body or by a charitable foundation.
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Foundation

The supporting portion of a structure below the first floor construction.
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Foundation

The supporting portion of a structure below the first floor construction
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Foundation

That part of the structure that transmits building loads below ground level (concrete block, pile strip foundation).
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Foundation

The supporting portion of a structure below the first floor construction, or below grade, including the footings.
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Foundation

Foun┬Ěda'tion noun [ French fondation , Latin fundatio . See Found to establish.] 1. The act of founding, fixing, establishing, or beginning to erect. 2. That upon which anything is founded; that on which anything stands, and by which it is supported; the lowest an...
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foundation

A base; a supporting structure. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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foundation

base 1 fundament noun lowest support of a structure; `it was built on a base of solid rock`; `he stood at the foot of the tower`
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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`
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Foundation

• (n.) 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. • (n.) The act of founding, fixing, establishing, or beginning to erect. • (n.) A donation or legacy appropriated to support a charitable institution, and con...
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foundation

(from the article `business organization`) ...as American mutual funds; the Massachusetts business trust (now little used but providing a means of limiting the liability of participants in a ...
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foundation

(from the article `bridge`) ...undergoes horizontal compression on the top. At the same time, the bottom of the beam is subjected to horizontal tension. The supports carry the ... ...spacing of the two chords at the support, yet structurally the towers serve no purpose; the lower chord of the arch is actually hinged at the ... All fo...
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foundation

(from the article `cosmetic`) The classic foundation is vanishing cream, which is essentially an oil-in-water emulsion that contains about 15 percent stearic acid (a solid fatty ...
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Foundation

[United States law] A foundation in the United States is a type of charitable organization. However, the Internal Revenue Code distinguishes between private foundations (usually funded by an individual, family, or corporation) and public charities (community foundations and other nonprofit groups that raise money from the general public). P...
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Foundation

[cosmetics] Foundation is a skin coloured cosmetic applied to the face to create an even, uniform colour to the complexion, to cover flaws and, sometimes, to change the natural skintone. Foundation applied to the body is generally referred to as `body painting.` == History == The use of cosmetics to enhance complexion has been known since a...
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Foundation

- The supporting portion of a structure below the first floor construction, or below grade, including the footings.
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Foundation

The substructure which supports a building or other structure.
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foundation

The soil, subsoil or rock upon which a structure is supported
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foundation

a structure set in the ground, to which the base of a support is attached to provide the necessary anchorage to withstand all applied loads
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foundation

foundation, institution through which private wealth is contributed and distributed for public purpose. Foundations have existed since Greek and Roman times, when they honored deities. During the Middle Ages in Europe the church had many foundations, and in the Arab lands the waqf, or pious endowmen...
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