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



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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