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English noun: cornerstone

1. cornerstone (cognition) the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained


SamplesThe whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture.


Synonymsbase, basis, foundation, fundament, groundwork


Broader (hypernym)assumption, supposal, supposition


Narrower (hyponym)meat and potatoes


Part meronymexplanation

2. cornerstone (artifact) a stone in the exterior of a large and important building; usually carved with a date and laid with appropriate ceremonies


Broader (hypernym)stone


Part meronymbuilding, edifice

3. cornerstone (artifact) a stone at the outer corner of two intersecting masonry walls


Broader (hypernym)stone


Part meronymbuilding, edifice









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