Synonyms for basis

Synonyms for (noun) basis

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: assumption, supposal, supposition

Definition: a hypothesis that is taken for granted

Usage: any society is built upon certain assumptions


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: foundation

Definition: the basis on which something is grounded

Usage: there is little foundation for his objections


Synonyms: base, basis

Definition: the most important or necessary part of something

Usage: the basis of this drink is orange juice

Similar words: part, portion, constituent, component, component part

Definition: something determined in relation to something that includes it

Usage: he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself; I read a portion of the manuscript; the smaller component is hard to reach; the animal constituent of plankton