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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cor·ner·stone /-ˌston/

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or
           developed or calculated or explained; "the whole
           argument rested on a basis of conjecture" [syn: basis,
            base, foundation, fundament, groundwork]
      2: a stone in the exterior of a large and important building;
         usually carved with a date and laid with appropriate
      3: a stone at the outer corner of two intersecting masonry