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Dictionary definition for: Groundwork

1. (n) the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained; "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture"

2. (n) lowest support of a structure; "it was built on a base of solid rock" "he stood at the foot of the tower"

3. (n) preliminary preparation as a basis or foundation; "we are prepared today because of groundwork that was done ten years ago"

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