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a. The buttocks.
b. The anus.
2. The natural features of a land surface unaltered by humans.
3. A foundation, as of a building.
4. An underlying theoretical basis or principle: "All neighbor states ... must revise ... their policy fundaments" (C.L. Sulzberger).

[Middle English foundement, from Old French fondement, from Latin fundāmentum, from fundāre, to lay the foundation, from fundus, bottom.]
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1. euphemistic or facetious the buttocks
2. (Physical Geography) the natural features of the earth's surface, unaltered by man
3. (Building) a base or foundation, esp of a building
4. a theory, principle, or underlying basis
[C13: from Latin fundāmentum foundation, from fundāre to found2]
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(ˈfʌn də mənt)

1. the buttocks.
2. the anus.
3. a base or basic principle; underlying part; foundation.
[1250–1300; Middle English fondement < Old French < Latin fundāmentum foundation. See found2, -ment]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fundament - the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained; "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture"
explanation - thought that makes something comprehensible
meat and potatoes - the fundamental part; "successful negotiation is the meat and potatoes of arbitration"
supposal, supposition, assumption - a hypothesis that is taken for granted; "any society is built upon certain assumptions"
2.fundament - the fleshy part of the human body that you sit onfundament - the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
torso, trunk, body - the body excluding the head and neck and limbs; "they moved their arms and legs and bodies"
3.fundament - lowest support of a structurefundament - lowest support of a structure; "it was built on a base of solid rock"; "he stood at the foot of the tower"
bed - a foundation of earth or rock supporting a road or railroad track; "the track bed had washed away"
raft foundation - a foundation (usually on soft ground) consisting of an extended layer of reinforced concrete
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
support - supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation; "the statue stood on a marble support"
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1. The lowest or supporting part or structure:
2. That on which something immaterial, such as an argument or a charge, rests:
base, basis, footing, foundation, ground (often used in plural), groundwork, underpinning (often used in plural).
3. A fundamental principle or underlying concept:
base, basis, cornerstone, foundation, fundamental, root, rudiment (often used in plural).
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(lit, fig: = foundation) → Fundament nt
(euph, hum: = buttocks) → vier Buchstaben (inf)
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But when the disease was more stubborn and violent, he let in the muzzle while the bellows were full of wind, which he discharged into the body of the patient; then withdrew the instrument to replenish it, clapping his thumb strongly against the orifice of then fundament; and this being repeated three or four times, the adventitious wind would rush out, bringing the noxious along with it, (like water put into a pump), and the patient recovered.
MANAMA: Fundament SPC, a grade A major buildings contracting company, has won the prestigious "Award of Business Excellence" at the Trilateral Global Summit in London.
He said it was issue of fundament rights of a people the non resolution of which during the past seven decades had placed question mark before the UN itself.
"It's visible that was rather upper standard some years ago, today is a fundament of office space," said Markechova.
Anteryon and its propriety technologies have a position in both the business and consumer market and will be the fundament under the development and introduction if the OptiL product range.
In fundament, therefore, English is like the language of every other human society the whole world over.The secret, then, is to make yourself the master (or the "mistress") of all the theoretical rules that govern every nook and cranny of England's tongue.
The dollar has conspicuously failed to have been picked up despite decent fundament leads, including Friday's hotter than expected U.S.
Education is very important, and it is at the fundament of the future of this country and its people.
II.A identifies and explains the concept of the "fundament
Bahraini contracting firm, Fundament SPC, has won a $42.4m (BHD16m) contract to construct a residential project, Al Tijaria Tower, in Manama.
Werner, Seoane and Su&lt;AEa&gt;rez-G&lt;AEo&gt;mez argue that the present perfect (PP) has never ceased to be a highly topical issue in English linguistics, with the main general rational being the central position of the notion of temporality as an anthropological fundament. As a consequence, formal means for establishing time reference in national languages commonly form an essential part of grammars, with reference to the past representing an important subfield.
This is an incredible evocation of both the 'weejy-weejy' bird which also has one wing which causes it to fly in ever decreasing circles until it disappears up its own fundament and also the legendry 'oozlum bird', which in Australian and British folk tales and legends takes off when startled and will also fly around in ever-decreasing circles until it manages to fly up its self, disappearing completely, which adds to its rarity.

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