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Meaning of CORNERSTONE

Pronunciation:  'kornur`stown

 
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 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a stone at the outer corner of two intersecting masonry walls
  2. [n]  a stone in the exterior of a large and important building; usually carved with a date and laid with appropriate ceremonies
  3. [n]  the fundamental assumptions underlying an explanation; "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture"
 

CORNERSTONE is a 11 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: base, basis, foundation, fundament, groundwork
 
 See Also: assumption, building, edifice, explanation, stone, supposal, supposition

 

 

Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: bench mark, cardinal point, chief thing, climax, core, crisis, critical point, crux, essence, essential, essential matter, first stone, footstone, foundation stone, fundamental, gist, gravamen, great point, headstone, heart, high point, important thing, issue, kernel, keystone, landmark, main point, main thing, material point, meat, milestone, nub, pith, pivot, quoin, real issue, salient point, sine qua non, substance, substantive point, the bottom line, the point, turning point
 

 

 

 

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