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 - History - The Warren Buffett Donation
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Robert Rosen (theoretical Biologist) - Research
... as well as Quantum Genetics developing a rigorous theoretical foundation for living organisms as "anticipatory systems" Rosen believed that the contemporary model of physics ... 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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "foundation":

  • (noun): An institution supported by an endowment.
  • (noun): A woman's undergarment worn to give shape to the contours of the body.
    Synonyms: foundation garment
  • (noun): The basis on which something is grounded.
    Example: "There is little foundation for his objections"

Famous quotes containing the word foundation:

    In strict science, all persons underlie the same condition of an infinite remoteness. Shall we fear to cool our love by mining for the metaphysical foundation of this elysian temple? Shall I not be as real as the things I see? If I am, I shall not fear to know them for what they are.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    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)

    The ability to secure an independent livelihood and honorable employ suited to her education and capacities is the only true foundation of the social elevation of woman, even in the very highest classes of society. While she continues to be educated only to be somebody’s wife, and is left without any aim in life till that somebody either in love, or in pity, or in selfish regard at last grants her the opportunity, she can never be truly independent.
    Catherine E. Beecher (1800–1878)