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grounding

noun
     
ground‧ing
1 [singular] a training in the basic parts of a subject or skill
grounding in
A basic grounding in math is essential for the economics course.
get/have a grounding in something
Applicants must have a good grounding in human resources management.
a good/thorough/solid etc grounding
The aim of the course is to give students a thorough grounding in English pronunciation.
2 [countable] American English a punishment for a child's bad behaviour in which they are not allowed to go out with their friends for a period of time
3 [uncountable and countable] the process of officially stopping an aircraft from flying, especially because it is not safe to fly
4 [uncountable] when someone knows what their own character is like and understands what is really important and what is not:
a sense of grounding

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