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Synonyms for ground

Synonyms for ground

that on which something immaterial, such as an argument or a charge, rests

a basis for an action or a decision

a fact or circumstance that gives logical support to an assertion, claim, or proposal

that which provides a reason or justification

Synonyms for ground

a rational motive for a belief or action

the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface

a relation that provides the foundation for something

a position to be won or defended in battle (or as if in battle)

the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground

material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use)

a relatively homogeneous percept extending back of the figure on which attention is focused

a connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage)

(art) the surface (as a wall or canvas) prepared to take the paint for a painting

the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface

fix firmly and stably


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confine or restrict to the ground

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place or put on the ground

instruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject

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bring to the ground

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hit or reach the ground

throw to the ground in order to stop play and avoid being tackled behind the line of scrimmage

hit a groundball

hit onto the ground

cover with a primer

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connect to a ground

use as a basis for

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This isolated node-to-isolated node interface is maximally safe from ground noise current flow and can withstand higher noise voltage levels than either node being used opposite a grounded node.
published last January, Maurer notes that locally, the magnitude of a power line's current going into the ground tends to depend on how well grounded the customers are that draw lots of electricity, and on how much resistance their soil offers any current traveling through it.
Under normal conditions, the power coil is not grounded, so no electrical current can flow through the ground detection device.
2) Such an external ground fault is caused by a metal part wedged between a coil turn and one of the grounded magnetic yokes.
If you're working on commo equipment and have noticed sparks between your work bench or other grounded objects or have been "bitten" by electricity, you need to check the ground on the central station power supply that provides 28 DC volts.
This could lead to a shock hazard, arcing of the chassis to the work bench or other grounded item, or RF burns.
The SWGK has fifteen 10-in stakes that are driven into the ground in a circular pattern around the vehicle or moving shelter being grounded.
Suppose you're replacing a bad regulator that happens to be one of the internally grounded ones.