Meaning of FOUNDATION in English

FOUNDATION

[noun] [U](figurative) These outrageous allegations are completely without foundation (= are completely false).(figurative) Such claims are a figment of the imagination and have no foundation in fact.See also foundation(UK) A foundation course (US and ANZ introductory course) at a college or university introduces students to a subject and prepares them for studying it at a higher level.Students with no previous experience of computing are expected to attend a foundation course before starting their degree course.A foundation stone is a large block of stone that is put in position at the start of work on a public building, often with a ceremony.The foundation stone of the new theatre was laid by the Queen in a ceremony attended by many famous figures from the acting profession.

Cambridge English vocab.      Кембриджский английский словарь.