cornerstone cornerstone  /ˈkɔr nər ˌstoʊn/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained
  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) a stone at the outer corner of two intersecting masonry walls

Usage(s):

  1. Among his biggest strokes of free-wheeling capitalism was the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, which repealed the Glass-Steagall Act, a cornerstone of Depression-era regulation.
  2. Keeping faith with those who serve must always be a core American value and a cornerstone of American patriotism.
  3. Nearly 40 years later, it is still regarded as the cornerstone of the new environmentalism.

News

  1. Cornerstone OnDemand Inc. Announces Pricing of $220 Million Offering of 1.50% Convertible Senior Notes Due 2018

    Cornerstone OnDemand Inc. today announced the pricing of $220 million aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due 2018 in a private placement to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended .
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Cornerstone OnDemand Management to Present at the 33rd Annual William Blair Growth Stock Conference

    Cornerstone OnDemand , a global leader in cloud-based talent management software solutions, today announced that the company’s CEO, Adam Miller, will present at the fo
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Cornerstone Appoints VP Exploration and Grants Incentive Stock Options

    Cornerstone Capital Resources Inc. today announced the promotion of Yvan Crepeau, P.Geo., M.B.A., to the position of Vice President Exploration. Brooke Macdonald, Cornerstone's CEO, said: "Yvan, who ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

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Quotes

  1. "She was the cornerstone of our family, and a woman of extraordinary accomplishment, strength and humility," Obama said in a statement released by his campaign. "She was proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and left this world...
    on Nov 3, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Bloomberg

  2. "The cornerstone of the relationship is our absolute, total, unvarnished commitment to Israel's security," Mr. Biden said.
    on Mar 10, 2010 By: Joe Biden Source: Globe and Mail

  3. Pelosi, D-Calif., said in a statement that the auto efficiency increases "will serve as the cornerstone" of the energy bill she intends to bring up for a vote next week.
    on Nov 30, 2007 By: Nancy Pelosi Source: FOXNews

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