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Definition of 'fundament'


  1. the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained; "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture"
       Synonyms: basis base foundation groundwork cornerstone
  2. the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"
       Synonyms: buttocks nates 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
  3. lowest support of a structure; "it was built on a base of solid rock"; "he stood at the foot of the tower"
       Synonyms: foundation base foot groundwork substructure understructure

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