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foundation

see definition of foundation
  • nounbasis for something physical or mental
  • nounestablished institution
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Synonyms for foundation

noun basis for something physical or mental
  • authority
  • base
  • bedrock
  • groundwork
  • infrastructure
  • support
  • ABCs
  • basics
  • bed
  • bottom
  • foot
  • footing
  • ground
  • guts
  • heart
  • justification
  • nitty-gritty
  • nub
  • prop
  • reason
  • root
  • stay
  • substratum
  • substructure
  • understructure
  • bottom line
  • brass tacks
  • nuts and bolts
  • underpinning

Antonyms for foundation

  • cowardice
  • exterior
  • exteriority
  • fear
  • outside
  • top
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basics

noun. fundamentals
  • ABC's
  • brass tacks
  • elements
  • essentials
  • first steps
  • foundation
  • nitty-gritty
  • nuts and bolts
  • principles
  • rudiments
  • the three R's
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