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cornerstone

US [ˈkɔrnərˌstoʊn]
UK [ˈkɔː(r)nə(r)ˌstəʊn]
  • n.基石;基础;奠基石;最重要部分
  • Web墙角石;房角石;柱石
Plural Form:cornerstones  
cornerstone
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n.
1.
基石;奠基石a stone at the corner of the base of a building, often laid in a special ceremony
2.
最重要部分;基础;柱石the most important part of sth that the rest depends on
This study is the cornerstone of the whole research programme.
此项研究是整个研究计划的基础。

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