What is foundation?

  • (noun): A woman's undergarment worn to give shape to the contours of the body.
    Synonyms: foundation garment
    See also — Additional definitions below

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - History - The Warren Buffett Donation
... billion as of April 16, 2008) pledged to give the foundation approximately 10 million Berkshire Hathaway Class B shares spread over multiple years through annual contributions ... Buffett set conditions so that these contributions do not simply increase the foundation's endowment, but effectively work as a matching contribution ... Buffett gave the foundation two years to abide by the third requirement." The Gates Foundation received 5% (500,000) of the shares in July 2006 and will receive 5% of the remaining earmarked shares in the July of ...
Foundation - Other Uses
... Foundation (evidence), a legal term Foundation (cosmetics) The Foundation (TV series) The Foundation (1984 TV series), a TVB television series "The Foundation" (Seinfeld) FOUNDATION ...
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
... The Bill Melinda Gates Foundation (B MGF or the Gates Foundation) is the largest transparently operated private foundation in the world, founded by Bill and Melinda Gates ... The primary aims of the foundation are, globally, to enhance healthcare and reduce extreme poverty, and in America, to expand educational opportunities and access to information technology ... The foundation, based in Seattle, Washington, is controlled by its three trustees Bill Gates, Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett ...
Robert Rosen (theoretical Biologist) - Research
... Biology as well as Quantum Genetics developing a rigorous theoretical foundation for living organisms as "anticipatory systems" Rosen believed that the ... By proposing a sound theoretical foundation via relational complexity for studying biological organisation, Rosen held that, rather than biology being a mere subset of the already known physics ...
Grand Alliance (League Of Augsburg) - Foundation
... The Alliance was twice installed ... Between 1689 and 1698 it fought the Nine Years War against France ...

More definitions of "foundation":

  • (noun): The basis on which something is grounded.
    Example: "There is little foundation for his objections"
  • (noun): Education or instruction in the fundamentals of a field of knowledge.
    Example: "He lacks the foundation necessary for advanced study"
    Synonyms: grounding
  • (noun): An institution supported by an endowment.

Famous quotes containing the word foundation:

    Remember that whatever knowledge you do not solidly lay the foundation of before you are eighteen, you will never be master of while you breathe.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)

    Beautiful credit! The foundation of modern society. Who shall say that this is not the golden age of mutual trust, of unlimited reliance upon human promises? That is a peculiar condition of society which enables a whole nation to instantly recognize point and meaning in the familiar newspaper anecdote, which puts into the mouth of a distinguished speculator in lands and mines this remark:M”I wasn’t worth a cent two years ago, and now I owe two millions of dollars.”
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    ... in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can’t build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery, and death. I see the world gradually being turned into a wilderness, I hear the ever approaching thunder, which will destroy us too, I can feel the sufferings of millions and yet, if I look up into the heavens, I think that it will all come right, that this cruelty too will end, and that peace and tranquillity will return again.
    Anne Frank (1929–1945)