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floor

noun base, basis, bedrock, bottom, flooring, foundation, fundamental basis, girder, ground, groundwork, jumping off point, premise, principle, rudiment, starting point, support, supporting structure, underlying principle, underpinning basis
Associated concepts: floor plan in zoning and construccion laws, hacking the floor in parliamentary procedure, minimum wage
See also: recognition
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Kyprianou, while taking the floor, said it is imperative to support the President of the Republic Demetris Christofias, in his effort to find a negotiated solution to the Cyprus problem.
Taking the floor, Senior Minister and parliamentary leader of ANP in the assembly Bashir Ahmad Bilour condemned the killings.
Taking the floor at the ball, Egemen Bagis invited guests to Istanbul that will host more than 500 cultural events this year as the European capital of culture.
On Saturday, Taking the Floor is a special collaboration between architecture students from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, the Liverpool School of Architecture, CAVA, the University of Liverpool and students of choreography from Stockholm.
Caitlyn Giles, also taking the floor for the first time, proved to her coaches and the judges that she had it all, bagging herself a bronze medal in the recreational Under-12 section of the competition.
Our spy at the one-off gig couldn't help but notice Hollyoaks' Chris Fountain - who plays bad boy Justin - putting his girlie castmates in the shade and taking the floor by storm.
Before taking the floor as a group, the Ducks participated in a dance contest with some young fans.
Dallas Rutherford, a freshman basketball player at Hillcrest Christian School of Granada Hills, laughs when asked how many games he played for his youth travel and middle-school teams before taking the floor for the first time as a varsity player.