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The word ground has several meanings:

  • The surface of the Earth
  • Soil, a mixture of sand and organic material present on the surface of the Earth
  • Ground (electricity), in electrical engineering, something that is connected to the Earth or at the voltage defined as zero (in the US, called ground; in the UK, called earth)
  • In philosophy, socially grounded arguments are those which take as their starting point social conditions.
  • In music, a ground bass is a bass part that continually repeats, while the melody and harmony over it change.
  • In plants, ground tissue is one of the three types of tissue systems in a plant.

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Common Ground's mission is to provide short term relief for victims of hurricane disasters in the gulf coast region, and long term support in rebuilding the communities affected in the New Orleans area.
In an effort to consolidate and better support the community, Common Ground Relief is in the process of moving its legal/media/tech center in Mid City to a restored house in the Lower 9th Ward, near the epicenter of the levee break on the Industrial Canal.
Common Ground supporters, located in route between the two cities, are encouraged to schedule fund raising benefits for the organization, to support its various community projects and programs in New Orleans’ most devastated areas.
Ground Covers (956 words)
Ground covers, low-growing plants used in the landscape, are popular as mass plantings for covering large areas.
Ground covers eliminate costly and time-consuming maintenance such as mowing, edging and trimming.
Ground covers also give unity to the landscape by tying together all the elements of the planting.
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