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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  • n. A foundation upon which something rests.
  • n. The chief constituent; the fundamental ingredient: The basis for most liquids is water.
  • n. The fundamental principle.
  • n. A pattern or schedule for proceeding: on a weekly basis.
  • n. A condition for relating or proceeding: a first-name basis; a friendly basis. See Synonyms at base1.
  • Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  • n. A starting point, base or foundation for an argument or hypothesis.
  • n. An underlying condition or circumstance.
  • n. regular frequency
  • n. In a vector space, a linearly independent set of vectors spanning the whole vector space.
  • n. Amount paid for an investment, including commissions and other expenses.
  • n. A collection of subsets ("basis elements") of a set, such that this collection covers the set, and for any two basis elements which both contain an element of the set, there is a third basis element contained in the intersection of the first two, which also contains that element.
  • the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  • n. The foundation of anything; that on which a thing rests.
  • n. The pedestal of a column, pillar, or statue.
  • n. The groundwork; the first or fundamental principle; that which supports.
  • n. The principal component part of a thing.
  • The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • n. The foundation of anything; that on which a thing stands or on which anything is reared; a foundation, groundwork, or supporting principle: now most commonly used of immaterial things.
  • n. In architecture, same as base, 3.
  • n. A pedestal.
  • n. The principal constituent of a compound; a fundamental ingredient.
  • n. Milit., same as base, 15
  • n. . In crystallography and petrography, same as basal plane (which see, under basal).
  • n. In botany and conchology, same as base, 4.
  • n. [NL.] In anatomy, the base; the fundamental or basilar part of anything: as, basis cranii, the base of the skull.
  • n. In prosody, a trochee or its substitute preceding the dactyls of a logaœdic series.
  • n. Same as basipodite.
  • WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  • n. the most important or necessary part of something
  • n. the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained
  • n. a relation that provides the foundation for something
  • Hypernym
    Words that are more generic or abstract
    component part    component    constituent    part    portion   
    Cross Reference
    base    bottom    reason    ground    æolic basis    basis sphenoidalis   
    tax    basic    cost    basis point   
    Words with the same meaning
    Words with the same terminal sound
    glacis    homeostasis    oasis   
    Same Context
    Words that are found in similar contexts
    principle    foundation    element    account    source    subject    requirement    importance    tongue    profundis