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Princeton's WordNet

  1. foundation, groundingnoun

    education or instruction in the fundamentals of a field of knowledge

    "he lacks the foundation necessary for advanced study"; "a good grounding in mathematics"

  2. grounding, earthingnoun

    fastening electrical equipment to earth


  1. Groundingnoun

    Elementary instruction; instruction in the basic concepts of a topic or skill.


  1. groundingnoun

    The return to a fully conscious state after a psychedelic experience.

  2. groundingnoun

    The collision of a ship with ground beneath the surface of the water.

  3. groundingnoun

    The permanence of aircraft on land because of government action.

  4. groundingnoun

    The interconnecting metal chassis/frame of a device, appliance, machine, or metal raceway via a designated conductor to earth at the Service Panel. The conductor may be bare or covered (with green plastic which may have a yellow stripe (US).) This conductor does NOT carry current in normal operation.

  5. groundingnoun

    The absorption of energy through visualized "roots" descending from oneself into the ground, using Qi.


  1. grounding

    Grounding, in the broadest sense, refers to the process of creating a direct connection between an electrical device or circuit and the earth. This provides a safe path for electrical energy during a fault, reducing the risk of electrical shock and fire. In a non-technical context, grounding is also used to refer to the practice of creating a mental or emotional connection with the present moment, often used as a technique to reduce stress or anxiety. This can be achieved through various mindfulness practices, such as deep breathing, meditation, or physical contact with nature.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grounding

    of Ground

  2. Groundingnoun

    the act, method, or process of laying a groundwork or foundation; hence, elementary instruction; the act or process of applying a ground, as of color, to wall paper, cotton cloth, etc.; a basis

  3. Etymology: [Nominalized form of ground{3}, v. t.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. grounding

    The act of laying a ship on shore, in order to bream or repair her; it is also applied to runnings aground accidentally when under sail.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of grounding in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of grounding in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of grounding in a Sentence

  1. Karimah Schoenhut:

    The new rules move the Endangered Species Act dangerously away from its grounding in sound science that has made the Act so effective.

  2. Allison Mack:

    Working for Jness is grounding and satisfying and humbling and, and... wonderful, wonderful.

  3. Western Union:

    Much of our business involving Afghanistan is low-value family and support remittances that support basic needs of the people there, so that’s the grounding that we have and why we want to reopen our business, we’ve engaged with the U.S. government, which has conveyed that allowing humanitarian activities, including remittances, to continue are consistent with U.S. policy.

  4. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

    The reason Republicans hate me so much is because I confront them directly. Their moral -- their lack of moral grounding on so many issues, and, not just that, but the reason they are so upset, and they act like that girl in The Exorcist thats like vomiting pea soup, thats like them and negativity.

  5. Rhiannon Giddens:

    For me the bare feet are grounding. I'm connected to the Earth in a way that I cannot be any other way.

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