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What is another word for foundation?

What's another word for foundation? | Here's a list of synonyms for foundation.

Definition 1: the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new - [noun denoting act]

Definition 1: lowest support of a structure - [noun denoting artifact]

Definition 1: a woman's undergarment worn to give shape to the contours of the body - [noun denoting artifact]

Definition 1: the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained - [noun denoting cognition]

Definition 1: education or instruction in the fundamentals of a field of knowledge - [noun denoting cognition]

Definition 1: an institution supported by an endowment - [noun denoting group]

Definition 1: the basis on which something is grounded - [noun denoting linkdef]