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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fundament  \Fun"da*ment\,  n.  [OE.  fundament,  fundement, 
  fondement  OF  fundement,  fondement  F.  fondement  fr  L. 
  fundamentum  foundation,  fr  fundare  to  lay  the  bottom,  to 
  found  fr  fundus  bottom.  See  {Fund}.] 
  1.  Foundation.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  The  part  of  the  body  on  which  one  sits;  the  buttocks; 
  specifically  (Anat.),  the  anus.  --Hume. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fundament 
  n  1:  the  fundamental  assumptions  underlying  an  explanation;  "the 
  whole  argument  rested  on  a  basis  of  conjecture"  [syn:  {basis}, 
  {base},  {foundation},  {groundwork},  {cornerstone}] 
  2:  the  fleshy  part  of  the  human  body  that  you  sit  on  [syn:  {buttocks}, 
  {arse},  {butt},  {backside},  {bum},  {buns},  {can},  {hindquarters}, 
  {hind  end},  {keister},  {posterior},  {prat},  {rear},  {rear 
  end},  {rump},  {stern},  {seat},  {tail},  {tail  end},  {tooshie}, 
  {tush},  {bottom},  {behind},  {derriere},  {fanny},  {ass}] 
  3:  lowest  supporting  part  of  a  structure;  "it  was  built  on  a 
  base  of  solid  rock";  "he  stood  at  the  foot  of  the  tower" 
  [syn:  {foundation},  {base},  {foot},  {groundwork},  {substructure}, 
  {understructure}] 




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