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Noun fundament has 3 senses
- basis, base, foundation, fundament, groundwork, cornerstone - the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained; "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture"
--1 is a kind of assumption, supposition, supposal
--1 is a part of explanation
--1 has particulars: meat and potatoes
- buttocks, nates, arse, butt, backside, bum, buns, can, fundament, hindquarters, hind end, keister, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush, bottom, behind, derriere, fanny, ass - 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?"
--2 is a kind of body part
--2 is a part of torso, trunk, body
- foundation, base, fundament, foot, groundwork, substructure, understructure - lowest support of a structure; "it was built on a base of solid rock"; "he stood at the foot of the tower"
--3 is a kind of support
--3 is a part of structure, construction
--3 has particulars: bed; raft foundation