Textual thesaurus for "foundation"

(noun) initiation, innovation, instauration, institution, introduction, origination, creation, founding

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

(noun) foot, fundament, base, understructure, substructure, groundwork

lowest support of a structure

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

(noun) foundation garment

a woman's undergarment worn to give shape to the contours of the body

(noun) fundament, groundwork, cornerstone, base, basis

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

the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture

(noun) grounding

education or instruction in the fundamentals of a field of knowledge

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