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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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Before the prime minister took the floor Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) chief Mehmood Khan Achakzai, on a point of order, also criticised the judiciary for taking suo motu notices on every matter.
25, the Lakes Community High School Dance Team took the floor at the Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington for the IHSA 2A State Dance Competition Finals.
Their pairing was unveiled as the 15 hopefuls took the floor for the first time on the BBC1 ballroom show.
2 billions in 2010, said Morocco's delegate to the UN offices in Geneva, Omar Hilale, who took the floor in his capacity as African group coordinator during the 4th world trade organization meeting reviewing aid for trade.
Planning and Zoning Commission meeting was disrupted by a local resident who took the floor to protest a "potentially loud stone-crushing operation" that would take place at a transfer station, according to the Darien News.
During the session two MPs from both sides of the lawmakers spoke before the three grillers - MPs Walid Al-Tabtaba'ei, Mohammad Hayef and Mubarak Al-Wa'lan - took the floor," Al-Kharafi noted.
Bloom refused to do so and took the floor to hurl more insults at the Socialist leader, calling him an "undemocratic fascist".
The issue was raised by Pervez Khan, Awami National Party (ANP) legislator from Nowshera district, who took the floor soon after the start of the proceedings of the assembly on the inaugural day of the session of the provincial assembly.
Spanish Ambassador Joan Clos, who took the floor as representative of EU member state holding the six-month rotating presidency, said that Turkey had recently made serious reforms.
Tracy Conte, director of special education, took the floor presenting a table of statistics from grade 3 to 10.
Then, as the meeting drew to a close, Akira Nakamae, the Japanese commissioner, took the floor and threatened to leave the IWC.