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groundwork

Overview of noun groundwork

1. basis, base, foundation, fundament, groundwork, cornerstone -- (the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained; "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture")

2. foundation, base, fundament, foot, groundwork, substructure, understructure -- (lowest support of a structure; "it was built on a base of solid rock"; "he stood at the foot of the tower")

3. groundwork -- (preliminary preparation as a basis or foundation; "we are prepared today because of groundwork that was done ten years ago")



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