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

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Still, coach Nicole Pillow shared what might be the most grounding factors in a weight loss journey. Dominique Hobdy, Essence, "Daybreaker & Weight Watchers Morning Dance Party Gets Festival Goers Moving," 8 July 2019 That is, if US politics don’t prolong the grounding further. Stephie Grob Plante, Vox, "What happens when (and if) the Boeing 737 Max returns to the air?," 24 June 2019 The schedules are subject to change, of course, especially if the grounding lingers. Dawn Gilbertson, USA TODAY, "Booking fall travel or holiday flights? Here's how to find out if it's on a Boeing 737 Max," 24 June 2019 Officials were also hopeful foreign regulators would aid in the process, sharing information gathered about the two crashes that led to the grounding of the jet along the way. Dallas News, "American Airlines CEO: Politics playing role in re-certification of Boeing 737 Max," 24 June 2019 And months after the grounding, business is still up approximately 15 percent. Hannah Sampson,, "Your phone may offer a cure for your fear of flying," 19 June 2019 The grounding was enforced globally after a 737 Max crashed in Ethiopia in March, following a 737 Max crash in Indonesia in October., "Boeing lands a showstopper deal to sell 200 new 737 Max planes," 18 June 2019 Southwest Airlines Co and United Airlines have canceled flights into August because of the grounding of the 737 MAX. NBC News, "American Airlines extends Boeing 737 MAX cancellations through Sept. 3," 9 June 2019 The aftermath of the tragedy was watched, with increasing incredulity, as the country-by-country groundings of the 737 Max jet unfolded over successive days, leaving the United States alone in its defense of the plane as safe to fly. Laura Parker, National Geographic, "The world agrees there's a plastic waste crisis—can it agree on a solution?," 25 Mar. 2019

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1644, in the meaning defined above

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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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