Grund·​riss | \ ˈgru̇nt‧ˌris \
plural Grundrisse\ -​sə \

Definition of Grundriss

: 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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History and Etymology for 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

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“Grundriss.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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