noun Grund·riss \ˈgru̇nt‧ˌris\

Definition of Grundriss



  1. :  a comprehensive and systematic outline especially of a science a severely technical Grundriss of the many interrelated fields — L. M. Hollander

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Origin and Etymology of grundriss

German, from grund basis, foundation (from Old High German grunt ground, bottom) + riss drawing, from Old High German riz letter of the alphabet; akin to Old High German rīzan to tear, write — more at ground, write

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a trip made at another's expense

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