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

  Foundation \Foun*da"tion\, n. [F. fondation, L. fundatio. See
     Found to establish.]
     1. The act of founding, fixing, establishing, or beginning to
        erect.
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     2. That upon which anything is founded; that on which
        anything stands, and by which it is supported; the lowest
        and supporting layer of a superstructure; groundwork;
        basis.
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              Behold, I lay in Zion, for a foundation, a stone . .
              . a precious corner stone, a sure foundation. --Is.
                                                    xxviii. 16.
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              The foundation of a free common wealth. --Motley.
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     3. (Arch.) The lowest and supporting part or member of a
        wall, including the base course (see Base course
        (a), under Base, n.) and footing courses; in a frame
            house, the whole substructure of masonry.
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     4. A donation or legacy appropriated to support a charitable
        institution, and constituting a permanent fund; endowment.
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              He was entered on the foundation of Westminster.
                                                    --Macaulay.
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     5. That which is founded, or established by endowment; an
        endowed institution or charity; as, the Ford Foundation.
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              Against the canon laws of our foundation. --Milton.
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     Foundation course. See Base course, under Base, n.
  
     Foundation muslin, an open-worked gummed fabric used for
        stiffening dresses, bonnets, etc.
  
     Foundation school, in England, an endowed school.
  
     To be on a foundation, to be entitled to a support from the
        proceeds of an endowment, as a scholar or a fellow of a
        college.
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