(mathematics) A binary relation, R, is well-founded (wellfounded) on a classX if and only if every non-empty subset of X has a minimal element with respect to R.
Based on facts, good evidence, or sound judgment.
A well-founded suspicion.
Well-founded Sentence Examples
Perhaps Byrne was afraid someone would connect him to the theft, a fear that would be eliminated by his "death"—a fear that was turning out to be well founded.
But Dean's denial of Cynthia's implication appeared well founded given her reaction to the discovery of the body in Norfolk.
If our view is correct that, broadly speaking, the two ways of regarding economic questions are complementary rather than mutually exclusive, there does not seem to be any reason why the growth of the historical school should have been destructive of the " old Political Economy " if it had been well founded.
Suddenly the rumour spread about that Cesare, the pope's second son, was the author of the deed, and although the inquiries then ceased and no conclusive evidence has yet come to light, there is every probability that the charge was well founded.
This forecast was shown by Bidwell to be well founded.