what is difference between foundation and understructure
From Latin fundātiō.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /faʊnˈdeɪʃən/, [faʊ̯nˈdeɪ̯ʃn̩]
- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
foundation (countable and uncountable, plural foundations)
- The act of founding, fixing, establishing, or beginning to erect.
- Synonym: establishment
- Antonyms: abolition, dissolution, ruination
- That upon which anything is founded; that on which anything stands, and by which it is supported; the lowest and supporting layer of a superstructure; underbuilding.
- Synonyms: groundwork, basis
- (figuratively) The result of the work to begin something; that which stabilizes and allows an enterprise or system to develop.
- Synonyms: groundwork, platform, stage
- 2006, K P Yadav, Economic Planning And Restructuring, Sarup & Sons →ISBN, page 44
- The implication is that the Gandhian model of growth is possible, now that Nehru’s investment strategy had already laid a strong foundation for economic growth.
- (card games) In solitaire or patience games, one of the piles of cards that the player attempts to build, usually holding all cards of a suit in ascending order.
- (architecture) The lowest and supporting part or member of a wall, including the base course and footing courses; in a frame house, the whole substructure of masonry.
- Synonyms: base, groundwall
- A donation or legacy appropriated to support a charitable institution, and constituting a permanent fund; endowment.
- That which is founded, or established by endowment; an endowed institution or charity.
- (cosmetics) Cosmetic cream roughly skin-colored, designed to make the face appear uniform in color and texture.
- A basis for social bodies or intellectual disciplines.
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under- + structure
understructure (plural understructures)
- The supporting structure underneath something, such as a vehicle or bridge.
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