Engelsk ordbog



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Engelsk navneord: foundation

1. foundation the basis on which something is grounded


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThere is little foundation for his objections.


Mindre specifikke termerrelation


Mere specifikke termerbasis, footing, grass roots, ground

2. foundation (om gruppe) an institution supported by an endowment


Mindre specifikke termerfinancial institution, financial organisation, financial organization


Mere specifikke termercharity

3. foundation (om genstand) lowest support of a structure


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningIt was built on a base of solid rock.
He stood at the foot of the tower.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)base, foot, fundament, groundwork, substructure, understructure


Mindre specifikke termersupport


Mere specifikke termerbed, raft foundation


Omfatter disse overordnede termerconstruction, structure

4. foundation (om erkendelse) education or instruction in the fundamentals of a field of knowledge


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe lacks the foundation necessary for advanced study.
A good grounding in mathematics.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)grounding


Mindre specifikke termereducation

5. foundation (om erkendelse) the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)base, basis, cornerstone, fundament, groundwork


Mindre specifikke termerassumption, supposal, supposition


Mere specifikke termermeat and potatoes


Omfatter disse overordnede termerexplanation

6. foundation (om genstand) a woman's undergarment worn to give shape to the contours of the body


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)foundation garment


Mindre specifikke termerundergarment, unmentionable


Mere specifikke termercorset, girdle, roll-on, stays

7. foundation (om handling) the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningShe looked forward to her initiation as an adult.
The foundation of a new scientific society.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)creation, founding, initiation, innovation, instauration, institution, introduction, origination


Mindre specifikke termerbeginning, commencement, start


Mere specifikke termerauthorship, paternity









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