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Definition of Foundation

Foundation
Foundation Foun*da"tion, n. [F. fondation, L. fundatio. See Found to establish.] 1. The act of founding, fixing, establishing, or beginning to erect. 2. That upon which anything is founded; that on which anything stands, and by which it is supported; the lowest and supporting layer of a superstructure; groundwork; basis. Behold, I lay in Zion, for a foundation, a stone . . . a precious corner stone, a sure foundation. --Is. xxviii. 16. The foundation of a free common wealth. --Motley. 3. (Arch.) The lowest and supporting part or member of a wall, including the base course (see Base course (a), under Base, n.) and footing courses; in a frame house, the whole substructure of masonry. 4. A donation or legacy appropriated to support a charitable institution, and constituting a permanent fund; endowment. He was entered on the foundation of Westminster. --Macaulay. 5. That which is founded, or established by endowment; an endowed institution or charity. Against the canon laws of our foundation. --Milton. Foundation course. See Base course, under Base, n. Foundation muslin, an open-worked gummed fabric used for stiffening dresses, bonnets, etc. Foundation school, in England, an endowed school. To be on a foundation, to be entitled to a support from the proceeds of an endowment, as a scholar or a fellow of a college.

Meaning of Foundation from wikipedia

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