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Another word for fundament

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Noun
  1. The lowest or supporting part or structure

      1. Material or masonry used to support a structure, such as a wall.
      2. A support or foundation:
      3. The human legs.
      1. An underlying layer.
      2. A layer of earth beneath the surface soil; subsoil.
      3. A foundation or groundwork.
      1. Something, such as a chair or bench, that may be sat on:
      2. The part on which one rests in sitting:
      3. A place in which one may sit:
      1. The solid surface of the earth.
      2. The floor of a body of water, especially the sea.
      3. Soil; earth:
      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. Funds for the perpetual support of an institution; an endowment.
      1. Secure placement of the feet in standing or moving.
      2. A surface or its condition with respect to its suitability for walking or running, especially the condition of a racetrack.
      3. A secure place for the feet; a foothold.
      1. The lower extremity of the vertebrate leg that is in direct contact with the ground in standing or walking.
      2. A structure used for locomotion or attachment in an invertebrate animal, such as the muscular organ extending from the ventral side of a mollusk.
      3. The lowest part; the bottom:
      1. The deepest or lowest part:
      2. The part closest to a reference point:
      3. The underside:
      1. A piece of furniture for reclining and sleeping, typically consisting of a flat, rectangular frame and a mattress resting on springs.
      2. A bedstead.
      3. A mattress.
      1. A foundation upon which something rests.
      2. The chief constituent; the fundamental ingredient:
      3. The fundamental principle.
      1. The lowest or bottom part:
      2. The part of a plant or animal organ that is nearest to its point of attachment.
      3. The point of attachment of such an organ.
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  2. That on which something immaterial, such as an argument or a charge, rests

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  3. A fundamental principle or underlying concept

      1. A fundamental element, principle, or skill, as of a field of learning:
      2. Something in an incipient or undeveloped form:
      3. An imperfectly or incompletely developed organ or part.
      1. The usually underground portion of a plant that lacks buds, leaves, or nodes and serves as support, draws minerals and water from the surrounding soil, and sometimes stores food.
      2. Any of various other underground plant parts, especially an underground stem such as a rhizome, corm, or tuber.
      3. The embedded part of an organ or structure such as a hair, tooth, or nerve, that serves as a base or support.
      1. Of or relating to the foundation or base; elementary:
      2. Forming or serving as an essential component of a system or structure; central:
      3. Of great significance or entailing major change:
      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. Funds for the perpetual support of an institution; an endowment.
      1. A stone at the corner of a building uniting two intersecting walls; a quoin.
      2. Such a stone, often inscribed, laid at a ceremony marking the origin of a building.
      3. An indispensable and fundamental basis:
      1. A foundation upon which something rests.
      2. The chief constituent; the fundamental ingredient:
      3. The fundamental principle.
      1. The lowest or bottom part:
      2. The part of a plant or animal organ that is nearest to its point of attachment.
      3. The point of attachment of such an organ.
    See also:

    over