Definition of grounding in US English:



  • Basic training or instruction in a subject.

    ‘every child needs a good grounding in science and technology’
    • ‘Talk of giving primary school children a basic grounding in science is fanciful if we cannot find enough teachers at second level to teach maths and physics.’
    • ‘For those who are new to the joys and traumas of tuning then this will give a thorough grounding in the subject.’
    • ‘He agrees that any reasonably intelligent and communicative pairing of instructor and disabled diver should be able to sort out most problems, given a basic grounding in special diving skills.’
    • ‘But for the ones who could cope I think it was an excellent grounding in the subject.’
    • ‘In conclusion, this is a helpful guide for those wishing to get a basic grounding in typical minor piece sacrifices.’
    • ‘Yes, simulation can teach you stuff, but you have to have a solid grounding in basics before it helps you.’
    • ‘And I think, first of all, it is a grounding in the basic facts of human nutrition, which I think people need to know because there's so much craziness out there today.’
    • ‘It was mind-numbing stuff but it gave us the basic grounding in rugby skills.’
    • ‘We give them a practical grounding in subjects like computers, maths and communications as well as workshops related to the transition to third level.’
    • ‘His grounding was a basic training in technical and commercial art in a New York art school on the GI Bill.’
    • ‘It's just a beginning, but it does provide an essential grounding in the basic knowledge professionals need.’
    • ‘Between my mom and the brigade of little old ladies from Tower 2, I had a solid grounding in the basics of knitting.’
    • ‘These groundings probably contributed to the comprehensiveness of his economic thought.’
    • ‘In his view the pupils received an excellent grounding in the key subjects of reading, writing and arithmetic, and if they passed Proficiency and then left school they had the basic skills to enter the workforce.’
    • ‘This course provides a valuable introduction to the theoretical groundings and to the practical realities of Composition Studies.’
    • ‘In this maelstrom, in which the migrant soul had no way to learn or value nature, the only groundings were those of wealth, materialism, humanism, violence and conquest.’
    • ‘My encounters in India will give me a real grounding of experience and knowledge before I start at university.’
    • ‘This omnibus of three classic studies provides a basic grounding for scholars of India's maritime history.’
    • ‘But then I realise that without a basic grounding in sociobiology, I would likely think the very same.’
    • ‘There are many such texts and I assume that the readers have a grounding in that subject.’
    training, instruction, coaching, teaching
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