grounding grounding  /ˈɡraʊn dɪŋ/


  1. (n) education or instruction in the fundamentals of a field of knowledge
  2. (n) fastening electrical equipment to earth



  1. The discovery resulted in the grounding of all cropdusters nationwide on Sunday Sept.
  2. Since no dust storms were grounding flights, anyone traveling could have assumed some American bigwig was heading in.
  3. Greek, Latin and logic, mathematics and a firm grounding in scientific studies are standard elements in the curriculum.


  1. Congressional hearing on Dreamliner raises questions on FAA

    A Congressional hearing on the grounding of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on Wednesday raised questions about the Federal Aviation Administration certification process.        
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Chicago Tribune

  2. Boeing 787 grounding raised questions on FAA process - U.S. congressman

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rick Larsen, the U.S. congressman who has Boeing Co's biggest factory in his district, said at a hearing on the 787 Dreamliner on Wednesday that the grounding of the jet raised "legitimate ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Strike hits French airports until Wednesday

    PARIS (Reuters) - French air traffic controllers walked off the job on Tuesday, grounding one flight in four across the country in a protest against EU plans to liberalize civil airspace. Walk-outs are expected to spread across Europe on Wednesday, but France's air controller union SNCTA canceled a planned third day of strikes on Thursday, citing encouraging support from the French and German ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "I just have to say in all candor that since this nation was founded primarily on Christian principles ...... personally, I prefer someone who I know who has a solid grounding in my faith," McCain said. "But that doesn't mean that I'm sure...
    on Sep 29, 2007 By: John McCain Source: Forbes

  2. Megson said: "Fabrice is a tough-tackling central midfielder who has had a good grounding with the Arsenal youth set-up."
    on Jun 16, 2008 By: Gary Megson Source: Independent

  3. "I am very grateful that I had a grounding in faith that gave me the courage and the strength to do what I thought was right, regardless of what the world thought," Clinton said during a forum where the three leading Democratic presidential...
    on Jun 4, 2007 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Guardian Unlimited

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