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 for grounding
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  ground \ground\ (ground), v. t. [imp. & p. p. grounded; p. pr.
     & vb. n. grounding.]
     1. To lay, set, or run, on the ground.
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     2. To found; to fix or set, as on a foundation, reason, or
        principle; to furnish a ground for; to fix firmly.
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              Being rooted and grounded in love.    --Eph. iii.
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              So far from warranting any inference to the
              existence of a God, would, on the contrary, ground
              even an argument to his negation.     --Sir W.
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     3. To instruct in elements or first principles.
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     4. (Elec.) To connect with the ground so as to make the earth
        a part of an electrical circuit.
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     5. (Fine Arts) To cover with a ground, as a copper plate for
        etching (see Ground, n., 5); or as paper or other
        materials with a uniform tint as a preparation for
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     6. To forbid (a pilot) to fly an airplane; -- usually as a
        disciplinary measure, or for reasons of ill health
        sufficient to interfere with performance.
     7. To forbid (aircraft) to fly; -- usually due to the unsafe
        condition of the aircraft or lack of conformity to safety
        regulations; as, the discovery of a crack in the wing of a
        Trijet caused the whole fleeet to be grounded for
     8. To temporarily restrict the activities of (a child),
        especially social activity outside the house; -- usually
        for bad or unsatisfactory conduct; as, Johnny was grounded
        for fighting at school and can't go to the movies for two

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grounding \Ground"ing\, n.
     1. The act, method, or process of laying a groundwork or
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     2. Hence: [Nominalized form of ground[3], v. t.] Elementary
        instruction; instruction in the basic concepts of a topic
        or skill.
     3. The act or process of applying a ground, as of color, to
        wall paper, cotton cloth, etc.; a basis.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: education or instruction in the fundamentals of a field of
           knowledge; "he lacks the foundation necessary for advanced
           study"; "a good grounding in mathematics" [syn:
           foundation, grounding]
      2: fastening electrical equipment to earth [syn: grounding,

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