foundation or basis:
He laid the groundwork for an international conference.
preliminary work as a foundation or basis
the ground or background of a painting, etc
mid-15c., from ground (n.) + work (n.). Cf. Middle Dutch grontwerck, Dutch grondwerk, German grundwerk. Originally “the solid base on which a structure is built;” figurative sense is from 1550s.
noun 1. the point on the surface of the earth or water directly below, directly above, or at which an atomic or hydrogen bomb explodes. 2. (sometimes initial capital letters) the site of the former World Trade Center in New York City, destroyed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. 3. Informal. the very beginning […]
[groop] /grup/ noun 1. any collection or assemblage of persons or things; cluster; aggregation: a group of protesters; a remarkable group of paintings. 2. a number of persons or things ranged or considered together as being related in some way. 3. Also called radical. Chemistry. two or more atoms specifically arranged, as the hydroxyl group, […]
- Group 3
protocol, compression (G3) The CCITT fax protocol which uses data compression and allows a variety of file types (e.g. electronic mail, pictures, PostScript) to be transmitted over analogue telephone lines. The Group 3 protocol was published by CCITT in 1993. Full details of the protocol are available from ITU-T. See also Group 4. (1998-10-03)
- Group 4
protocol, compression (G4) The CCITT fax protocol which uses data compression and allows a variety of file types (e-mail, pictures, PostScript, etc.) to be transmitted over digital (ISDN) telephone lines. The Group 4 protocol was published by CCITT in 1993. Full details of the protocol are available from ITU-T. See also Group 3. (1998-09-10)