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Princeton's WordNet

  1. basis, base, foundation, fundament, groundwork, cornerstonenoun

    the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained

    "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture"

  2. foundation, base, fundament, foot, groundwork, substructure, understructurenoun

    lowest support of a structure

    "it was built on a base of solid rock"; "he stood at the foot of the tower"

  3. groundworknoun

    preliminary preparation as a basis or foundation

    "we are prepared today because of groundwork that was done ten years ago"


  1. Groundworknoun

    That which forms the foundation or support of anything; the basis; the essential or fundamental part; first principle; as, development of a convenient DNA sequencing technique layed the groundwork for many of the subsequent advances in molecular genetics. Dryden.


  1. groundworknoun

    The foundation; the basic or fundamental parts that support or allow for the rest.

    The discovery of the laws of electricity laid the groundwork for a century of innovation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Groundworknoun

    that which forms the foundation or support of anything; the basis; the essential or fundamental part; first principle

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of groundwork in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of groundwork in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of groundwork in a Sentence

  1. Ken Goldschneider:

    We set the groundwork for testing to see if she could make a trip away from the hospital without her pain pump. Each day of testing, it went well and that alone was an accomplishment. children have got to be able to dream.

  2. The Marine:

    Data collected and lessons learned during OT-1 will lay the groundwork for F-35B deployments aboard U.S. Navy amphibious carriers now that the U.S. Marine Corps' F-35B Lightning II aircraft reached initial operational capability (IOC) on July 31, 2015.

  3. Daniel Ives:

    It appears the company is hitting its stride as product innovation on the (software subscription) front coupled with a more acquisitive strategy are laying the groundwork for another strong year in 2015, cyber security tailwinds are massive and Check Point is at the right place at the right time.

  4. Chris Camacho:

    We're able to use the takeaways for other companies and types of projects, the groundwork and due diligence we did for Tesla led to successes elsewhere.

  5. Shaun Corbett:

    Whatever the outcome is with the trial, I think the foundation and the groundwork we've laid is going to make that difference, i think that it's actually that we have the opportunity to have an honest dialogue. That's what the 'Cops and Barbers' movement is about.

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    a meter that shows mileage traversed
    • A. drought
    • B. assortment
    • C. odometer
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