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groundwork

noun

1 groundwork

The fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained.

synonyms: base, basis, cornerstone, foundation, fundament.

Roget 3: substantiality, hypostasis; person, being, thing, object, article, item; something, a being, an existence; creature, body, substance, ... show more

Roget 64: precursor, antecedent, precedent, predecessor; forerunner, vancourier, avant-coureur [Fr.], pioneer, prodrome, prodromos, prodromus, outrider; leader, bellwether; ... show more

Roget 153: cause, origin, source, principle, element; occasioner, prime mover, primum mobile [Lat.]; vera causa [Lat.]; author etc. (producer) 164; mainspring; ... show more

Roget 215: support, ground, foundation, base, basis; terra firma; bearing, fulcrum, bait [U.S.], caudex crib; point d'appui [Fr.], pou sto [Gr.], purchase footing, hold, ... show more

Roget 673: preparation; providing etc. v.; provision, providence; anticipation etc. (foresight) 510; precaution, preconcertation, predisposition; ... show more

Dutch: fundament, grond, grondslag, hoeksteen, initia, ondergrond, pijler, substantie, voet



2 groundwork

Lowest support of a structure.

synonyms: base, foot, foundation, fundament, substructure, understructure.

Dutch: basis, bedding, fundament, fundering, grondslag, grondvest, grondvesting
Polish: fundament

3 groundwork

Preliminary preparation as a basis or foundation.


Moby thesaurus: arrangement, base, basement, basic training, basis, bearing wall, bed, bedding, bedrock, bottom, briefing, clearing the decks, cornerstone, equipment, familiarization, fixing, floor, flooring, fond, footing ... show more.

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