ground·​ing | \ ˈgrau̇n-diŋ How to pronounce grounding (audio) \

Definition of grounding

: training or instruction in the fundamentals of a field of knowledge

Examples of grounding in a Sentence

The job requires a thorough grounding in the history of the region. classes that give students a good moral grounding
Recent Examples on the Web A day after the Ethiopia crash killed all 157 people on board, China ordered the grounding of the 96 Max jets operating in the country. Washington Post, "What Is the Boeing 737 Max and Which Airlines Fly It?: QuickTake," 18 Sep. 2019 In both cases, unlike the Max, the groundings related to hardware issues. Tripti Lahiri, Quartz, "Another airline has taken the Boeing 737 Max off its schedule until 2020," 19 Aug. 2019 Thora Birch as Dani With Max as the grounding force of the movie, Dani definitely serves at the heart. Ale Russian,, "Hocus Pocus Turns 26! See the Sanderson Sisters and the Rest of the Cast Then and Now," 16 July 2019 Everyone is assembling to sort of say goodbye to the grounding force of this family. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, "All Your Questions About the This Is Us Season Three Finale, Answered," 3 Apr. 2019 Part of this challenge comes from rising fuel prices and weakening global trade but also from the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max after two deadly crashes. Abdi Latif Dahir, Quartz Africa, "International carriers still dominate Africa’s most profitable air routes," 27 Aug. 2019 Get our daily newsletter The company has continued to churn out the troubled aircraft since its grounding by regulators in March. The Economist, "Boeing’s troubles cost the aerospace industry $4bn a quarter," 22 Aug. 2019 Cap has the benefit of super-serum-powered strength and stamina, and his singlehanded grounding of a helicopter is one of the best displays of his enhanced physical capabilities. Daniel Menegaz,, "Dwayne Johnson vs. Captain America: Who's better at wrangling a helicopter?," 3 Aug. 2019 Spirit AeroSystems, Boeing's biggest supplier and maker of 737 parts including the fuselage, in May suspended its financial forecasts because of the grounding. Rachel Layne, CBS News, "Consumers could see higher fares because of Boeing 737 Max woes," 30 July 2019

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First Known Use of grounding

1644, in the meaning defined above

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1 Nov 2019

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The first known use of grounding was in 1644

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English Language Learners Definition of grounding

: training or instruction that gives someone basic knowledge of a particular subject

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