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  1. foun·da·tion
    IPA[founˈdāSH(ə)n]
  2. noun

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: foundation, plural noun: foundations

    • noun

      the lowest load-bearing part of a building, typically below ground level:

      a coloured cream, powder, or liquid used as a base to even out facial skin tone before applying other cosmetics:

    • noun

      a stone laid at a ceremony to celebrate the beginning of construction of a building.

      a basic or essential element of something:

    • noun

      a woman's supporting garment, such as a girdle:
    • noun

      a stone laid at a ceremony to celebrate the beginning of construction of a building.

      a basic or essential element of something:

    • noun

      a woman's supportive undergarment, such as a corset:
    • noun

      a course taken at some colleges and universities, either in a wide range of subjects or in one subject at a basic level, preparing students for more advanced study:
    • plural

      the subjects which form the basis of the National Curriculum, including (or loosely, those other than) the compulsory core subjects.
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