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Princeton's WordNet

  1. initiation, founding, foundation, institution, origination, creation, innovation, introduction, instaurationnoun

    the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new

    "she looked forward to her initiation as an adult"; "the foundation of a new scientific society"


  1. foundingnoun

    The action of the verb to found.

  2. foundingadjective

    Who or that founds or found.

    The founding fathers of our country.


  1. founding

    Founding refers to the action of establishing or creating an institution, organization, company, city, or any other entity. It usually involves setting up the basis, structure, or system for something to begin operating or functioning. The person or group that carries out this action is often referred to as the founder or founders.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Founding

    of Found

  2. Founding

    of Found

  3. Foundingnoun

    the art of smelting and casting metals

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of founding in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of founding in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of founding in a Sentence

  1. David Duchovny:

    Our country was founded on a distrust of government. Our founding fathers gave power to the people to keep an eye on government. So when politicians say, Trust me, they're actually being very un-American.

  2. James Lankford:

    Most of the problems we have in this nation right now is not our Constitution. It’s not our founders. It’s that we’re not following those founding principles, and we’re not following through on the Constitution. That’s the real issue in the republic right now, we get back to following founding principles again, and we can have the same advance to the most powerful, most moral military in the world, the strongest economy in the world, and the greatest light, hope, and opportunity for the rest of the world. The world’s counting on us to be able to get this right because they know if we can’t get it right, there’s no chance that they can get it right.

  3. Steven Looke:

    One of my goals coming into Stanford was to find a classmate founding a business.

  4. Kyle Olson:

    We have seen for a while now that there is a real hostility toward the ideas of free market principles, toward American exceptionalism, toward our founding fathers and founding documents, we have fallen so far [from core American principles] that this sort of law is unfortunately necessary.

  5. Todd Brandow:

    He really was one of the greats, he was the founding figure of modernism in photography and the modern woman in fashion photography, as well as modern portraiture.

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