foundation
noun.
the basis on which something is grounded
there is little foundation for his objections
noun.
an institution supported by an endowment
noun.
lowest support of a structure
it was built on a base of solid rock|he stood at the foot of the tower
noun.
education or instruction in the fundamentals of a field of knowledge
he lacks the foundation necessary for advanced study|a good grounding in mathematics
Synonym: grounding
noun.
the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained
the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture
noun.
a woman's undergarment worn to give shape to the contours of the body
noun.
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