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Definition of groundwork noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

groundwork

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈɡraʊndwɜːk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡraʊndwɜːrk//
 
 
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[uncountable] groundwork (for something) work that is done as preparation for other work that will be done later Officials are laying the groundwork for a summit conference of world leaders. The first year provides the basic groundwork for the pupils’ study of maths. We are already doing the groundwork for the introduction of the plan next year.
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