Definition of Grounding

1. Noun. Education or instruction in the fundamentals of a field of knowledge. "A good grounding in mathematics"

Exact synonyms: Foundation
Generic synonyms: Education



2. Noun. Fastening electrical equipment to earth.
Exact synonyms: Earthing
Generic synonyms: Attachment, Fastening
Derivative terms: Earth, Ground

Definition of Grounding

1. n. The act, method, or process of laying a groundwork or foundation; hence, elementary instruction; the act or process of applying a ground, as of color, to wall paper, cotton cloth, etc.; a basis.

Definition of Grounding

1. Noun. The return to a fully conscious state after a psychedelic experience. ¹

2. Noun. The collision of a ship with ground beneath the surface of the water. ¹

3. Noun. The permanence of aircraft on land because of government action. ¹

4. Noun. (context: electrical engineering) The interconnecting metal chassis/frame of a device, appliance, machine, or metal raceway via a designated conductor to earth at the Service Panel. The conductor may be bare or covered (with green plastic which may have a yellow stripe (US).) This conductor does NOT carry current in normal operation. ¹

5. Noun. The absorption of energy through visualized "roots" descending from oneself into the ground, using Qi. ¹

6. Verb. (present participle of ground) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Grounding

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Grounding

grounden
grounder
grounders
groundes
groundfire
groundfish
groundfished
groundfishes
groundfishing
groundfloor
groundfloors
groundhog
groundhogs
groundhopper
groundhoppers
grounding
groundings
groundkeeper
groundkeepers
groundless
groundlessly
groundlessness
groundling
groundlings
groundly
groundnut
groundnut oil
groundnut vine

Literary usage of Grounding

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Electric Power Transmission: Principles and Calculations, Including a by Alfred Still (1919)
"Grounding the Neutral on High-tension Overhead Transmissions.—The above comparisons of losses have been made on the assumption of a grounded neutral, ..."

2. Convention by National Electric Light Association Convention, National Independent Meat Packers Association, University of Georgia College of Agriculture, University of Georgia Dept. of Food Science (1906)
"he following paper was read by Mr. Herrick : Grounding SECONDARY ALTERNATING- CURRENT SERVICES In the spring of 1905 the Edison Electric Illuminating ..."

3. Overhead Electric Power Transmission: Principles and Calculations by Alfred Still (1913)
"Grounding the Neutral on High-Tension Overhead Transmissions.—The above comparisons of losses have been made on the assumption of a grounded neutral, ..."

4. Quarterly of the National Fire Protection Association by National Fire Protection Association (1896)
"Bonding and Grounding Conference By LS Inskip Chairman, Panel No. 5 National Electrical Cod* Committee Member, NFPA Committee on Lightning Protection A ..."

5. Naval Architecture by Cecil Hobart Peabody (1917)
"The docking of a ship is really a process of grounding, and involves the same ... Grounding at a Point of the Keel.—Suppose that a ship touches a hard point ..."

6. Iron Corrosion: Anti-fouling and Anti-corrosive Paints by Louis Edgar Andés (1900)
"BOTTOMING OR Grounding THE IRON. Having now elucidated the conditions under which the preliminary preparation of iron for painting should and ought to be ..."

7. American Hydroelectric Practice: A Compilation of Useful Data and by William Thomas Taylor, Daniel Harvey Braymer (1917)
"The problem is similar to that of grounding the neutral of a star connected system, and in general^ it is well to insulate the arms on lines serving ..."

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