Founding - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfaʊndɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word founding
Brit.  |ˈfaʊndɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word founding
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to found

noun

- the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new (syn: creation, foundation, initiation, innovation, instauration, institution, introduction, origination)

Examples

the founding of the African National Congress in 1912

...Benjamin Franklin was a major actor in many of the events leading up to the founding of our nation....

The festival commemorates the town's founding.

...the town is planning a year-long jubilee in celebration of its founding 200 years ago...

...there was a period of primal idealism after the founding of the republic and before the rise of partisan politics...

...the crypt under the abbey church contains the sarcophagus of the monastery's founding abbot...

Since founding Island Records, Blackwell has championed the cause of Jamaican music.

He was the moving spirit behind the founding of the union.

His interest in education was reflected in his active role in founding University College, Liverpool.

regional stereotypes have been part of America since its founding

the quincentennial celebration of the founding of the city

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