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



    BrE BrE//ˈɡraʊndɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡraʊndɪŋ//
    Travelling by boat or ship
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  1. 1[singular] grounding (in something) the teaching of the basic parts of a subject a good grounding in grammar
  2. 2[uncountable, countable] the act of keeping a plane on the ground or a ship in a port, especially because it is not in a good enough condition to travel See related entries: Travelling by boat or ship
  3. Extra examples All applicants for the job should have a basic grounding in computer skills. The course should give you a thorough grounding in financial matters. to get a good grounding in science He has a good grounding in grammar. You need to acquire a basic grounding in the theory of management.
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