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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Groundwork  \Ground"work`\,  n. 
  That  which  forms  the  foundation  or  support  of  anything  the 
  basis;  the  essential  or  fundamental  part  first  principle. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  groundwork 
  n  1:  the  fundamental  assumptions  underlying  an  explanation;  "the 
  whole  argument  rested  on  a  basis  of  conjecture"  [syn:  {basis}, 
  {base},  {foundation},  {fundament},  {cornerstone}] 
  2:  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},  {fundament},  {foot},  {substructure}, 
  {understructure}] 




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