Definition of groundwork in English:

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groundwork

Pronunciation: /ˈɡroun(d)wərk/

noun

Preliminary or basic work: a manned space station is needed to lay the groundwork for a colony on the moon
More example sentences
  • With these two books he covers most of the basic groundwork for becoming a photographer.
  • The first step is to do the basic groundwork of self-education on the issues and problems to be combated.
  • But no amount of groundwork could prepare you for the verticality of the cliffs here.
Synonyms
preliminary work, preliminaries, preparations, spadework, legwork, donkey work;
planning, arrangements, organization, homework;
basics, essentials, fundamentals, underpinning, foundation

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Syllabification: ground·work

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