grassroots
also grassroot adjective Date: 1907 1. basic, fundamental <
the grassroots factor in deciding to buy a house
>
2. being, originating, or operating in or at the grass roots <
a grassroots organization
>
<
grassroots political support
>
3. not adapted from or added to an existing facility or operation ; totally new <
a grassroots refinery
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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