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

 founding
 (adj.)成立的

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Found, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Founded; p. pr. & vb. n. Founding.]  To form by melting a metal, and pouring it into a mold; to cast. “Whereof to found their engines.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Found, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Founded; p. pr. & vb. n. Founding.]
 1. To lay the basis of; to set, or place, as on something solid, for support; to ground; to establish upon a basis, literal or figurative; to fix firmly.
 I had else been perfect,
 Whole as the marble, founded as the rock.   --Shak.
 A man that all his time
 Hath founded his good fortunes on your love.   --Shak.
    It fell not, for it was founded on a rock.   --Matt. vii. 25.
 2. To take the ffirst steps or measures in erecting or building up; to furnish the materials for beginning; to begin to raise; to originate; as, to found a college; to found a family.
 There they shall found
 Their government, and their great senate choose.   --Milton.
 Syn: -- To base; ground; institute; establish; fix. See Predicate.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Found·ing, n. The art of smelting and casting metals.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 founding
      n : the act of starting something for the first time;
          introducing something new; "she looked forward to her
          initiation as an adult"; "the foundation of a new
          scientific society"; "he regards the fork as a modern
          introduction" [syn: initiation, foundation, institution,
           origination, creation, innovation, introduction,
           instauration]