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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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The debt these radical organizations owe to the foundations, and the extent that they are, in fact, creatures of these foundations, was admitted by Henry Santiestevan, former head of the Southwest Council of La Raza, the forerunner to the present NCLR.
Changes were made in 1993 to allow the Foundation to operate independently.
Since 1989, the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools has raised $13 million, much of it to finance a wide array of mini-grants for teachers.
This small step can make a great difference to the FOUNDATION FUND.
The foundation board believes its programs "strengthen and complement the role of NEPA," and the NEPA board thinks "times have been tough the past several years, we've had to tighten our belts and make cutbacks, but they're sitting on a pile of money.
During the last 10 years, the Foundation has poured $300,000 into the Gator Engineering Outreach Program.
In 2001, the foundation received 43 applications for grants or loans and approved 37, awarding a total of $677,213.
For instructions on donating 50 or more shares, call the Foundation at 866/CPA-2AID (272-2243).
As part of the strategic plan, the Foundation staff and trustees streamlined internal operations of the organization to expedite research opportunities.
The deputy said in his report that Beard-Williams told him she had left checks totaling $625 in donations for the foundation in an envelope in her office, but she was unable to say where the donations came from.
While the memorial fund raises money for AIDS Action's fellowship program for young people and the clinics provide HIV and AIDS services, it is the foundation that was created specifically to continue Zamora's crusade.
The Automotive Industry Education Foundation is pleased to announce that celebrated actor, writer and comedian Kevin Nealon will serve as Honorary Celebrity Ambassador for the Foundation.