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foun·da·tion

(fown-dā'shŭn),
A base; a supporting structure.

foundation

/foun·da·tion/ (foun-da´shun) the structure or basis on which something is built.
denture foundation  the portion of the structures and tissues of the mouth available to support a denture.

foundation

Etymology: L, fundamentum
(in dentistry) any device or material added to a remaining tooth structure to enhance the stability and retention of an overlying cast restoration, such as a pin retainer, amalgam, or casting.

foun·da·tion

(fown-dā'shŭn)
A base; a supporting structure.

foun·da·tion

(fown-dā'shŭn)
A base; a supporting structure.

foundation,

n 1. a charitable organization usually established to allocate private funds to worthy projects or to provide other services.
2. in dentistry, any device or material added to a remaining tooth structure to enhance the stability and retention of an overlying cast restoration. May be a pin retainer of amalgam, plastic cement, or a casting.

Patient discussion about foundation

Q. What is the foundation of a good and healthy nutrition?

A. Balance - balanced nutrition that contains carbs (40-50%), fat (20-30%) and protein (15%), as well as vitamins, iron and sufficient amounts of water. However these are only general advices, so you may want to consult a professional (e.g. dietitian)

You may read more here:
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/nutrition.html

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Unlike private foundations, supporting organizations are not required to make minimum distributions and are not subject to excise tax.
In an economy driven by technology and science, foundations continue to bulk up programs in the sciences--especially computer science, engineering, and emerging technologies.
Installation consists of doweling in a steel rebar cage into the concrete slab or footing as normally done when forming and pouring conventional concrete foundations.

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