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A fundamental ingredient; a chief constituent:
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  1. A fundamental ingredient; a chief constituent:
  2. The lowest or bottom part:
  3. A basic or underlying element; infrastructure:
A subject matter to use to commence an activity.
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  1. A subject matter to use to commence an activity.
  2. A place where a journey starts.
(Chem.) Any compound that can react with an acid to form a salt, the hydroxyl of the base being replaced by a negative ion: in modern theory, any substance that produces a negative ion and donates electrons to an acid to form covalent bonds: in water solution a base tastes bitter, turns red litmus paper blue, and, in dissociation theory, produces free hydroxyl ions
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  1. (Chem.) Any compound that can react with an acid to form a salt, the hydroxyl of the base being replaced by a negative ion: in modern theory, any substance that produces a negative ion and donates electrons to an acid to form covalent bonds: in water solution a base tastes bitter, turns red litmus paper blue, and, in dissociation theory, produces free hydroxyl ions
  2. A basic or underlying element; infrastructure:
  3. The fundamental principle or underlying concept of a system or theory; a basis.
A set of independent vectors whose linear combinations define a vector space, such as a reference frame used to establish a coordinate system.
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  1. A set of independent vectors whose linear combinations define a vector space, such as a reference frame used to establish a coordinate system.
  2. An underlying circumstance or condition:
  3. A condition for relating or proceeding:
The act of founding, especially the establishment of an institution with provisions for future maintenance.
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  1. The act of founding, especially the establishment of an institution with provisions for future maintenance.
  2. The basis on which a thing stands, is founded, or is supported.
  3. Foundation garment
The prime or main tone of a harmonic series
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  1. The prime or main tone of a harmonic series
  2. (Physics) The lowest frequency at which a system, as an air column or stretched string, will freely vibrate
  3. A principle, theory, law, etc. serving as a basis; essential part
(Music) The basic tone of a chord, on which the chord is constructed; often, the fundamental
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  1. (Music) The basic tone of a chord, on which the chord is constructed; often, the fundamental
  2. A plant part that usually grows underground, secures the plant in place, absorbs minerals and water, and stores food manufactured by leaves and other plant parts. Roots grow in a root system. Eudicots and magnoliids have a central, longer, and larger taproot with many narrower lateral roots branching off, while monocots have a mass of threadlike fibrous roots , which are roughly the same length and remain close to the surface of the soil. In vascular plants, roots usually consist of a central cylinder of vascular tissue, surrounded by the pericycle and endodermis, then a thick layer of cortex, and finally an outer epidermis or (in woody plants) periderm. Only finer roots (known as feeder roots) actively take up water and minerals, generally in the uppermost meter of soil. These roots absorb minerals primarily through small epidermal structures known as root hairs. In certain plants, adventitious roots grow out from the stem above ground as aerial roots or prop roots, bending down into the soil, to facilitate the exchange of gases or increase support. Certain plants (such as the carrot and beet) have fleshy storage roots with abundant parenchyma in their vascular tissues.
  3. (Linguistics) The element that carries the main component of meaning in a word and provides the basis from which a word is derived by adding affixes or inflectional endings or by phonetic change.
Something in an incipient or undeveloped form:
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  1. Something in an incipient or undeveloped form:
  2. A first slight beginning or appearance, or undeveloped form or stage, of something
  3. A fundamental element, principle, or skill, as of a field of learning:
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