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Embankment foundations (Pdxte)

Definition
The material below the original ground surface, the physical characteristics of which affect the support of the embankment. (Source: AASHTO Glossary)
Broader Term
Components of embankments and retaining walls (Pdxt)
Related Terms (Hierarchical)
Fills (Pdxtf)
Relieving platforms (Pdxtr)