au fond
foreign term Etymology: French at bottom ; fundamentally

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Au fond — [F., lit., at the bottom.] At bottom; fundamentally; essentially. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • au fond — (frz., o fong), im Grunde; au fond du coeur, im Herzensgrunde …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Au fond — (fr., spr. O song), auf dem Grunde, in der Hauptsache …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • au fond — [o fõ] <fr. > im Grunde (genommen) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • au fond* — au fond [[t]oʊ ˈfɔ̃[/t]] adv. French. fot at bottom; in reality; fundamentally …   From formal English to slang

  • au fond — [ō fōn′] [Fr] at bottom; basically …   English World dictionary

  • au fond — [əʊ fɒau fond] adverb in essence. Origin from Fr …   English new terms dictionary

  • au fond —    (oh FONH) [French] At bottom; to the bottom; essentially; thoroughly; in actuality.    See also à fond …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • au fond — /oh fawonn /, French. at bottom or to the bottom; thoroughly; in reality; fundamentally. * * * …   Universalium

  • au fond —  (Fr.) Basically, at the bottom …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

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