groundwork

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noun ground·work \ˈgrau̇nd-ˌwərk\

Definition of groundwork

  1. :  foundation, basis <laid the groundwork for a new program>; also :  preparation made beforehand <the groundwork was done before the winter tour — Susan Reiter>

Examples of groundwork in a sentence

  1. <they had collectively laid the groundwork for a new kind of art>

15th Century

First Known Use of groundwork

15th century



GROUNDWORK Defined for English Language Learners

groundwork

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noun ground·work \ˈgrau̇nd-ˌwərk\

Definition of groundwork for English Language Learners

  • : something that is done at an early stage and that makes later work or progress possible


GROUNDWORK Defined for Kids

groundwork

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noun ground·work \ˈgrau̇nd-ˌwərk\

Definition of groundwork for Students

  1. :  something upon which further work or progress is based



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