What is foundation?

  • (noun): An institution supported by an endowment.
    See also — Additional definitions below

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Robert Rosen (theoretical Biologist) - Research
... of Relational Biology as well as Quantum Genetics developing a rigorous theoretical foundation for living organisms as "anticipatory systems" Rosen believed that the contemporary model of ... 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 ...
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - History - The Warren Buffett Donation
... person, estimated worth of US$62 billion as of April 16, 2008) pledged to give the foundation approximately 10 million Berkshire Hathaway Class B shares spread over multiple years ... so that these contributions do not simply increase the foundation's endowment, but effectively work as a matching contribution, doubling the ... 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 ...
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 ... 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 ... The foundation, based in Seattle, Washington, is controlled by its three trustees Bill Gates, Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett ...
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): Education or instruction in the fundamentals of a field of knowledge.
    Example: "He lacks the foundation necessary for advanced study"
    Synonyms: grounding
  • (noun): The basis on which something is grounded.
    Example: "There is little foundation for his objections"
  • (noun): A woman's undergarment worn to give shape to the contours of the body.
    Synonyms: foundation garment

Famous quotes containing the word foundation:

    Surely the only sound foundation for a civilization is a sound state of mind.
    —E.M. (Edward Morgan)

    In a country where misery and want were the foundation of the social structure, famine was periodic, death from starvation common, disease pervasive, thievery normal, and graft and corruption taken for granted, the elimination of these conditions in Communist China is so striking that negative aspects of the new rule fade in relative importance.
    Barbara Tuchman (1912–1989)

    If all political power be derived only from Adam, and be to descend only to his successive heirs, by the ordinance of God and divine institution, this is a right antecedent and paramount to all government; and therefore the positive laws of men cannot determine that, which is itself the foundation of all law and government, and is to receive its rule only from the law of God and nature.
    John Locke (1632–1704)