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foundation

US [faʊnˈdeɪʃ(ə)n]
UK [faʊn'deɪʃ(ə)n]
  • n.基础;地基;基金会;建立
  • Web粉底;基地;根据
Plural Form:foundations  
Foundation
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n.
1.
[c][usupl]
地基;房基;基础a layer of bricks, concrete, etc. that forms the solid underground base of a building
The builders are now beginning to lay the foundations of the new school.
建筑工人正开始给新校舍打地基。
The explosion shook the foundations of the houses nearby.
爆炸震撼了附近房屋的地基。
2.
[c][u]
基本原理;根据;基础a principle, an idea or a fact that sth is based on and that it grows from
Respect and friendship provide a solid foundation for marriage.
尊重和友爱是婚姻的牢固基础。
The rumour is totally without foundation(= not based on any facts) .
这谣传毫无事实根据。
These stories have no foundation(= are not based on any facts) .
这些故事纯属虚构。
3.
[c]
基金会an organization that is established to provide money for a particular purpose, for example for scientific research or charity
The money will go to the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.
这笔钱将交给旧金山艾滋病基金会。
4.
[u]
(机构或组织的)创建,创办the act of starting a new institution or organization
The organization has grown enormously since its foundation in 1955.
该组织自 1955 年创建以来已有重大的发展。
5.
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(化妆打底用的)粉底霜a skin-coloured cream that is put on the face underneath other make-up

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