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Adjective: grassroots  'grãs,roots
  1. Fundamental
    "the grassroots factor in making the decision"
  2. Of or involving the common people as constituting a fundamental political and economic group
    "a grassroots movement for nuclear disarmament"
Noun: grass roots
  1. The essential foundation or source
    "the problem was attacked at the grass roots"
  2. The common people at a local level (as distinguished from the centres of political activity)

See also: basic, common

Type of: common people, folk, folks, foundation

Encyclopedia: Grassroots

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