A relation that provides the foundation for something:
— He worked on an interim basis.
The fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained:
— The whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture.
Dutch: fundament, grond, grondslag, hoeksteen, initia, ondergrond, pijler, substantie, voet
The most important or necessary part of something:
— The basis of this drink is orange juice.
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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