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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Preliminary preparation as a basis or foundation; Lowest support of a structure; The fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained.

Usage examples (33)
  • •Outlook: The groundwork is in place for a playoff team.
  • In a sense, this involves laying a certain groundwork that helps him deal with a variety of difficulties when they arise.
  • But it provided a coherent theory of the case: Obama-ism was about laying the long-term groundwork for the economy of the future.
  • Although some questions have yet to be answered, enough groundwork is laid out to postpone any frustration that comes with not knowing. for more
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