grounding

noun
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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Along with pelvic floor therapy, Kristin has found the gentle movements of yoga to be incredibly soothing and grounding when she’s confronted with severe endometriosis pain. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "8 Ways People With Endometriosis Deal With the Pain," 24 Apr. 2019 The tanker problems predate this week’s crash of a Boeing 737 MAX airliner being flown by Ethiopian Airlines, resulting in a global grounding of the passenger jet following an earlier crash of the same aircraft model last year. ... Doug Cameron, WSJ, "U.S. Rebukes Boeing Over Tanker," 14 Mar. 2019 An investigation into a ferry grounding last year in the same harbor is just wrapping up, Sterling said. Asia Fields, The Seattle Times, "Ferry runs aground at Coupeville terminal; no one hurt, but boat needs repair," 11 Sep. 2018 Despite calls from politicians across the spectrum to issue a universal grounding order, the FAA has allowed the planes to traverse U.S. airspace. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Pilot of Doomed Ethiopian Airlines Flight Reported Control Problems Shortly After Takeoff," 13 Mar. 2019 The Ethiopian Airlines incident has prompted a mass grounding of Boeing's Max 8 jets throughout the world, with Great Britain, China and Indonesia all participating. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Pilot of Doomed Ethiopian Airlines Flight Reported Control Problems Shortly After Takeoff," 13 Mar. 2019 Lagerfeld has a grounding in the tradition, in the ancient techniques of hand-making luxurious clothes, that few if any designers can now rival. Kennedy Fraser, Vogue, "From the Archives: Karl Lagerfeld, The Impresario," 19 Feb. 2019 As the public came to depend on the grounding wisdom of his saxophone sound in the late 1950s and ’60s, Coltrane kept shifting and expanding it. Giovanni Russonello, New York Times, "Lost John Coltrane Recording From 1963 Will Be Released at Last," 7 June 2018 Three other airports, the U.K.'s Gatwick and Heathrow, and Newark International in New Jersey, have all experienced the sudden grounding of flights due to unauthorized drone activity in recent months. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Rogue Drone Sighting Shut Down All Fights at Dubai International," 15 Feb. 2019

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grounding

noun

English Language Learners Definition of grounding

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

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