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English noun: fundament

1. fundament (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, cornerstone, foundation, groundwork


Broader (hypernym)assumption, supposal, supposition


Narrower (hyponym)meat and potatoes


Part meronymexplanation

2. fundament (body) the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on


SamplesHe deserves a good kick in the butt.
Are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?.


Synonymsarse, ass, backside, behind, bottom, bum, buns, butt, buttocks, can, derriere, fanny, hind end, hindquarters, keister, nates, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, seat, stern, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush


Broader (hypernym)body part


Part meronymbody, torso, trunk

3. fundament (artifact) lowest support of a structure


SamplesIt was built on a base of solid rock.
He stood at the foot of the tower.


Synonymsbase, foot, foundation, groundwork, substructure, understructure


Broader (hypernym)support


Narrower (hyponym)bed, raft foundation


Part meronymconstruction, structure









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