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noun [countable] foundation stone pronunciation in British English
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singularfoundation stone
pluralfoundation stones
  1. 1
    a large stone with details of when a building was built, that is placed at the bottom of the building, usually as part of a ceremony
  2. 2
    the basic ideas, principles, facts etc that something depends on or develops from


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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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