Foundation


Foundation

Foundation may refer to:
* Foundation (engineering), the portion of a building's structure that transfers the weight of the building into the ground strata
* Foundation (cosmetics), a cosmetic applied to the face
* Foundation (nonprofit organization), a legal categorization of nonprofit organizations
** Private foundation, legal entity founded by a private individual
** Public charity, which has the word Foundation in its name
** Waqf, an inalienable religious endowment in Islam, often translated in English with Foundation
** List of charitable foundations, a list of foundations that support or provide philanthropic activities.
** List of wealthiest foundations, an annotated list of the largest foundations and other charitable organizations, organised by country and size of financial endowment.
* Foundation (evidence), sufficient preliminary evidence for the admissibility of further evidence
* Foundation Degree, a vocational qualification available in England
* FOUNDATION fieldbus, an industrial standard for a fieldbus control system
* University Foundation Programme, a year of preparation for international students before beginning a degree
* Foundation House Officer, a work and training position for postgraduate medical practitioners in the United Kingdom

; Literature
* "Foundation" (novel) of the Foundation series, a series of books written by Isaac Asimov
* "The Foundation" (Seinfeld episode), an episode of the TV series "Seinfeld"
* "La fundación" (The Foundation), a 1974 play written by Antonio Buero Vallejo
* "Foundation - The International Review of Science Fiction", an academic journal

;Music
* The Foundations, a British soul group
* The Roots (aka The Foundation), an American hip-hop group
* "Foundation" (album), a 1998 album by rap group Brand Nubian
* "The Foundation" (album), a 2005 album by The Geto Boys
* "Foundations" (song), a 2007 song by indie singer Kate Nash
* "The Foundation" (song), a 1996 song by rapper Xzibit


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  • foundation — foun·da·tion n 1: a basis upon which something stands or is supported; specif: a witness s preliminary testimony given to identify or explain evidence being offered at trial and establish its connection to the issue for which it is offered the… …   Law dictionary

  • Foundation — • An ecclesiastical foundation is the making over of temporal goods to an ecclesiastical corporation or individual, either by gift during life or by will after death, on the condition of some spiritual work being done either in perpetuity or for… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Foundation — Foun*da tion, n. [F. fondation, L. fundatio. See {Found} to establish.] 1. The act of founding, fixing, establishing, or beginning to erect. [1913 Webster] 2. That upon which anything is founded; that on which anything stands, and by which it is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Foundation — bezeichnet in der englischen Sprache eine Stiftung den Foundation Zyklus von Isaac Asimov ein Kosmetika, siehe: Foundation (Schminke) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • foundation — UK US /faʊnˈdeɪʃən/ noun ► [C] an organization that has been started in order to provide money for a particular group of people or for a particular type of research: »He gave £1m to set up a charitable foundation to help vulnerable young people.… …   Financial and business terms

  • foundation — [n1] basis for something physical or mental ABCs*, authority, base, basics, bed, bedrock, bottom, bottom line*, brass tacks*, foot, footing, ground, groundwork, guts*, heart*, infrastructure, justification, nitty gritty*, nub*, nuts and bolts*,… …   New thesaurus

  • foundation — ► NOUN 1) the lowest load bearing part of a building, typically below ground level. 2) an underlying basis or principle. 3) justification or reason: there was no foundation for the claim. 4) the action of founding an institution or organization.… …   English terms dictionary

  • foundation — [foun dā′shən] n. [ME foundacioun < OFr fondation < L fundatio < pp. of fundare: see FOUND2] 1. a founding or being founded; establishment 2. a) an organization established to maintain, assist, or finance institutions or projects of a… …   English World dictionary

  • foundation — (n.) late 14c., action of founding, from O.Fr. fondacion (14c.) or directly from L. fundationem (nom. fundatio) a founding, noun of action from pp. stem of fundare (see FOUND (Cf. found) (1)). The Latin word is glossed in O.E. by staþol. Meaning… …   Etymology dictionary

  • foundation — basis, *base, ground, groundwork Antonyms: superstructure …   New Dictionary of Synonyms


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