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A permanent fund established and maintained by contributions for charitable, educational, religious, research, or other benevolent purposes. An institution or association given to rendering financial aid to colleges, schools, hospitals, and charities and generally supported by gifts for such purposes.

The founding or building of a college or hospital. The incorporation or endowment of a college or hospital is the foundation, and those who endow it with land or other property are the founders.

Preliminary questions to a witness to establish admissibility of evidence. Laying a foundation is a prerequisite to the admission of evidence at trial. It is established by testimony that identifies the evidence sought to be admitted and connects it with the issue in question.

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(141) PCAST's conclusion is that subjective analysis of complex DNA mixtures has not been established to be foundationally valid and is not reliable.
Assuming that the DREP is foundationally valid, it still may be
It is possible that global IT trends will require a foundationally different way of thinking and organizing IRCs in the U.S.
The creation and transmission of oral tradition is foundationally intertwined with noncorporal disciplinary means.
Honors colleges should ensure that all their students have a foundationally identical honors experience while accommodating their students' individual needs and history.
It s going to be foundationally based, so if you don't have consistent low-cost power you can't run the hospitals, you can't run the schools, kids can't study, you can't manufacture.
(7) Although foundationally these models share many similar features to satisfy the recommendations set forth by the Canadian Pediatric Society and the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine, there still persists an overall lack of standardization across Canada with regards to the specific transition programs used for individuals who suffer from chronic illnesses.
In conclusion, the current fitness model and practices provide America's military with foundationally trained and prepared Soldiers.
The assumption of the fiascoes of Polish history of the nineteenth century and indeed of modern Polish history--dismissed, rather summarily, as a "series of losses" (196)--seems to me to rest on a misunderstanding of both the historical record and, more foundationally, of what actually constitutes civilizational failure.
The difficulty in articulating the problem with semantic web 'remixing' is a result of the ways in which the provenance problem has been defined as a loss of information instead of what the problem represents more foundationally: a change in what we as users and as digital citizens are able to do and be.
Busche attracted the attention of Shipston because of its reputation as a foundationally solid and disciplined machining operation.
I have argued elsewhere that, "filled with the Holy Spirit" (7:55a), Stephen's apologetic for a Messianic faith that was foundationally based upon but not reducible to narrow Jewish concerns itself was informed, at least in part, by his Hellenist experience and perspective beyond the borders of Judea." (28) Thus Stephen's own sojourns from around the Mediterranean world (we are not informed about where specifically he hailed) enabled his appreciation of Abraham's journey from Mesopotamia, through Haran and the land of the Chaldeans, not to mention the dynamic history of the Abrahamic brood leading up to and then settling through Egypt (7:2-19).

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