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basis

noun

1 basis

A relation that provides the foundation for something:
— He worked on an interim basis.

synonyms: footing, ground.

Roget 211: base, basement; plinth, dado, wainscot; baseboard, mopboard; bedrock, hardpan [U.S.]; foundation etc. (support) 215; substructure, ... show more

Dutch: basis



2 basis

The fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained:
— The whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture.

synonyms: base, cornerstone, foundation, fundament, groundwork.

Roget 215: support, ground, foundation, base, basis; terra firma; bearing, fulcrum, bait [U.S.], caudex crib; point d'appui [Fr.], pou sto [Gr.], purchase footing, hold, ... show more

Dutch: fundament, grond, grondslag, hoeksteen, initia, ondergrond, pijler, substantie, voet

3 basis

The most important or necessary part of something:
— The basis of this drink is orange juice.

synonym: base.


Moby thesaurus: Anschauung, a priori principle, affirmation, ambition, angle, angle of vision, antecedents, apriorism, aspiration, assertion, assumed position, assumption, axiom, base, basement, bearing wall, bed, bedding, bedrock, bottom ... show more.

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