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Meaning of "foundation" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FOUNDATION

foundation  [faʊnˈdeɪʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FOUNDATION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Foundation is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES FOUNDATION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Foundation

Foundation commonly refers to: ▪ Foundation, the lowest and supporting layer of a structure ▪ Foundation, a type of organization Foundation may also refer to...

Definition of foundation in the English dictionary

The first definition of foundation in the dictionary is that on which something is founded; basis. Other definition of foundation is a construction below the ground that distributes the load of a building, wall, etc. Foundation is also the base on which something stands.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FOUNDATION


accommodation
əˌkɒməˈdeɪʃən
biodegradation
ˌbaɪəʊˌdɛɡrəˈdeɪʃən
commendation
ˌkɒmɛnˈdeɪʃən
consolidation
kənˌsɒlɪˈdeɪʃən
degradation
ˌdɛɡrəˈdeɪʃən
dilapidation
dɪˌlæpɪˈdeɪʃən
exudation
ˌɛksjʊˈdeɪʃən
gradation
ɡrəˈdeɪʃən
intimidation
ɪnˌtɪmɪˈdeɪʃən
liquidation
ˌlɪkwɪˈdeɪʃən
oxidation
ˌɒksɪˈdeɪʃən
peroxidation
pəˌrɒksɪˈdeɪʃən
predation
prɪˈdeɪʃən
recommendation
ˌrɛkəmɛnˈdeɪʃən
retardation
ˌriːtɑːˈdeɪʃən
revalidation
ˌriːˌvælɪˈdeɪʃən
sedation
sɪˈdeɪʃən
sudation
suːˈdeɪʃən
trepidation
ˌtrɛpɪˈdeɪʃən
validation
ˌvælɪˈdeɪʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FOUNDATION

found
found object
foundation course
foundation cream
foundation garment
foundation stone
foundation subjects
foundational
foundationally
foundationer
foundationless
foundations
founder
founder member
founder´s type
founderous
founders´ shares
founding
founding father

WORDS THAT END LIKE FOUNDATION

accreditation
action
administration
animation
application
association
certification
citation
combination
communication
confirmation
conversation
corporation
creation
decoration
destination
documentation
duration
education
evaluation
excitation

Synonyms and antonyms of foundation in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «FOUNDATION»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «foundation» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of foundation

Translation of «foundation» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FOUNDATION

Find out the translation of foundation to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of foundation from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «foundation» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

基础
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

base
570 millions of speakers

English

foundation
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नींव
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الأساس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

фундамент
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

base
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভিত্তি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

base
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Asas
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Grundlage
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

基盤
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

기반
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Madegé
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nền tảng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அடித்தளம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पाया
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

vakıf
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fondamento
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

fundacja
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

фундамент
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

fundație
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

θεμέλιο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

grondslag
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fundamentet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

stiftelse
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of foundation

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FOUNDATION»

The term «foundation» is very widely used and occupies the 2.376 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FOUNDATION» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «foundation» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «foundation» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about foundation

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10 QUOTES WITH «FOUNDATION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word foundation.
1
John Adams
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
2
Saffron Aldridge
In the morning, I use a Philosophy cleanser and Olay Regenerist Daily 3 Point Treatment Cream, which sinks in well and feels firming. I rarely wear foundation, so cotton wool soaked in warm water is often enough to cleanse at night, but I take off eye make-up with Klorane's cornflower-infused remover.
3
Tom Allen
Energy conservation is the foundation of energy independence.
4
Luther Allison
The blues is the foundation, and it's got to carry the top. The other part of the scene, the rock 'n' roll and the jazz, are the walls of the blues.
5
Suzy Amis
Growing up in Oklahoma the way I did, and being raised the way I was raised by my parents, gave me such a strong foundation to go out into the world and fly, so to speak, the way I was able to do.
6
Alan Autry
You don't need a city charter to know that education is the foundation of any community.
7
Linwood Barclay
Once you come up with a premise, you have to work out how it all happened. It's a bit like coming up with a spectacular roof design first. Before you can get it up there, you need to build a solid foundation and supporting structure.
8
P. T. Barnum
The foundation of success in life is good health: that is the substratum fortune; it is also the basis of happiness. A person cannot accumulate a fortune very well when he is sick.
9
Bob Beamon
My participation in the Art of the Olympians is a natural extension of my athletic career. I find creating a piece of art in many respects mirrors my long jumping efforts illustrating that hard work and inspiration will always be the foundation for success.
10
Joseph P. Bradley
As marriage and the family institution constitute the foundation and chief cornerstone of civil society, it is of the greatest moment that the marriage-tie should never be dissolved save for the most urgent reason. I cannot assent, however, to the doctrine that it should never be dissolved at all.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FOUNDATION»

Discover the use of foundation in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to foundation and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Foundation: Foundation and Empire ; Second Foundation
The Foundation, established after the Old Empire gives way to barbarism, fights against a mutant strain called the Mule and tries to get rid of the Second Foundation after learning it will inherit a future Empire.
Isaac Asimov, 2010
2
Foundation: Redefine Your Core, Conquer Back Pain, and Move ...
Counsels novices and athletes on alternate approaches to back pain and fitness management, outlining equipment-free methods for strengthening the lower back while correcting movement patterns that lead to chronic discomforts.
Eric Goodman, Peter Park, 2011
3
ITIL V3 Foundation Complete Certification Kit - Study Guide ...
This Kit contains the book and online course access that provides everything you need to prepare for the ITIL V3 Foundation Certification Exam, including in-depth coverage of all exam objectives, scenarios to easily demonstrate the ...
Tim Malone, Gerard Blokdijk, Michael Wedemeyer, 2008
4
Foundation : B-boys, B-girls and Hip-Hop Culture in New ...
Foundation: B-boys, B-girls and Hip-Hop Culture in New York offers the first serious study of b-boying as both unique dance form and a manifestation of the most fundamental principles of hip-hop culture.
Baruch College Joseph G. Schloss Instructor in music, 2009
5
365 Foundation Quilt Blocks
Contains patterns for 365 foundation-pieced blocks for quilting, covering a variety of themes, including seasonal motifs, holidays, special occasions, and classic designs.
Linda Causee, 2005
6
Foundation Engineering
The object of this book is to shed light on the most important design aspects encountered in foundation engineering and to present basic design principles representative of the developed part of the world.
S. Hansbo, 1994
7
The Intellectual Foundation of Information Organization
Integrating the disparate disciplines of descriptive cataloging, subject cataloging, indexing, and classification, the book adopts a conceptual framework that views the process of organizing information as the use of a special language of ...
Elaine Svenonius, 2000
8
Sams Teach Yourself SharePoint Foundation 2010 in 24 Hours
In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, you’ll learn how to create great websites, collaboration and content management applications, and social solutions with SharePoint Foundation 2010!
Mike Walsh, 2010
9
Dam Foundation Grouting
" "This new edition of Dam Foundation Grouting has been revised to reflect contemporary grouting practice and has been substantially enlarged to include coverage of geologic considerations and to address remedial grouting issues.
Kenneth D. Weaver, Donald A. Bruce, 2007
10
100 ITIL Foundation Exam Questions: Pass Your ITIL ...
Ensure your success on the ITIL Foundation exam with these 100 exam questions with detailed rationale and BONUS sample exam.
Brady Orand, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FOUNDATION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term foundation is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Ritchie Foundation operates in way that would make Hubert …
Mark Wineka/Salisbury Post The Ritchie Foundation has pledged $300,000 over four years toward a major expansion of South Salisbury Fire ... «Salisbury Post, Jul 15»
2
GE 5K Road Race to support Petit foundation July 19
All proceeds benefit the Petit Family Foundation, a nonprofit whose mission is to help the education of young people, help those affected by ... «Bristol Press, Jul 15»
3
Volunteers with Leadership Collier Foundation spend early morning …
Volunteers with Leadership Collier Foundation spend early morning cleaning Naples Beach. Adelie Pojzman-Pontay. 1:06 PM, Jul 11, 2015. 3:51 PM, Jul 11, ... «Naples Daily News, Jul 15»
4
Algonquin School District 300 Foundation to stage play featuring …
It's the fifth year the Summer Theater program will be offered through the D-300 Foundation, a nonprofit that provides extra educational and ... «Northwest Herald, Jul 15»
5
10 receive City of Muskogee Foundation scholarships
The City of Muskogee Foundation has awarded $240,000 in scholarships to 10 area high school students for the fifth consecutive year. «Muskogee Daily Phoenix, Jul 15»
6
TJ Ward Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament
Monday, July 13th, 2015, Denver Broncos' safety T.J. Ward will host the T.J. Ward Foundation's Celebrity Golf Tournament in Aurora, CO. «Mile High Report, Jul 15»
7
Golf classic raises $33000 for ACMC Foundation
The Wells Fargo team of James Mayer, Jr., Tim Viands, Ryan Richards and Joel Dimare took first place in the ACMC Foundation's 19th annual ... «The Star Beacon, Jul 15»
8
Buy a butterfly, fund the foundation
The foundation is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, according to director Leigh Lillibridge, who was camped out on a St. Paul sidewalk ... «Grand Island Independent, Jul 15»
9
Wampler leaves solid foundation at NCI
New College Institute Executive Director William Wampler, who is leaving his post on Wednesday, handles some paperwork in his office at the ... «Martinsville Bulletin, Jul 15»
10
The Northland Foundation awards grants totaling nearly $350000
DULUTH — Between April 1 and June 30, the Northland Foundation awarded grants totaling $347,702 to nonprofits serving northeastern ... «Mesabi Daily News, Jul 15»

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