Definition of 'groundwork'
- 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 fundament cornerstone
- 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 fundament foot substructure understructure
- preliminary preparation as a basis or foundation; "we are prepared today because of groundwork that was done ten years ago"