Definitions for basis

Definitions for (noun) basis

Main entry: foundation, fundament, groundwork, cornerstone, base, basis

Definition: the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained

Usage: the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture

Main entry: footing, ground, basis

Definition: a relation that provides the foundation for something

Usage: they were on a friendly footing; he worked on an interim basis

Main entry: base, basis

Definition: the most important or necessary part of something

Usage: the basis of this drink is orange juice

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