What is foundation?

  • (noun): Education or instruction in the fundamentals of a field of knowledge.
    Example: "He lacks the foundation necessary for advanced study"
    Synonyms: grounding
    See also — Additional definitions below

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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 ... The foundation, based in Seattle, Washington, is controlled by its three trustees Bill Gates, Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett ...
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 fieldbus, a communications system ...
Grand Alliance (League Of Augsburg) - Foundation
... The Alliance was twice installed ... Between 1689 and 1698 it fought the Nine Years War against France ...
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - History - The Warren Buffett Donation
... 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 through annual contributions, worth ... Buffett set conditions so that these contributions do not simply increase the foundation's endowment, but effectively work as a matching contribution, doubling ... 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 ...
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 ... By proposing a sound theoretical foundation via relational complexity for studying biological organisation, Rosen held that, rather than biology being ...

More definitions of "foundation":

  • (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
  • (noun): An institution supported by an endowment.

Famous quotes containing the word foundation:

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

    Surrealism is not a school of poetry but a movement of liberation.... A way of rediscovering the language of innocence, a renewal of the primordial pact, poetry is the basic text, the foundation of the human order. Surrealism is revolutionary because it is a return to the beginning of all beginnings.
    Octavio Paz (b. 1914)

    Whenever any form of government shall become destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, & to institute new government, laying it’s foundation on such principles & organising it’s powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety & happiness.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)