basis

basis
[[t]be͟ɪsiːz[/t]]
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1) N-SING: with supp, usu on N If something is done on a particular basis, it is done according to that method, system, or principle.

We're going to be meeting there on a regular basis...

The tea is prepared on a rota basis by the lady members...

They want all groups to be treated on an equal basis...

I've always worked on the basis that if I don't know anything technical I shan't be any worse off.

2) N-SING: on N, oft N of n, N that If you say that you are acting on the basis of something, you are giving that as the reason for your action.

McGregor must remain confined, on the basis of the medical reports we have received...

On the basis that recognising the problem is halfway to a solution, Mulcahy's comments yesterday should be well received.

3) N-COUNT: usu sing, usu N for/of n The basis of something is its starting point or an important part of it from which it can be further developed.

Both factions have broadly agreed that the UN plan is a possible basis for negotiation.

...the sub-atomic particles that form the basis of nearly all matter on earth.

Syn:
4) N-COUNT: usu sing The basis for something is a fact or argument that you can use to prove or justify it.

...Japan's attempt to secure the legal basis to send troops overseas...

This is a common fallacy which has no basis in fact.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Basis — Sf Grundlage erw. fach. (15. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. basis, dieses aus gr. básis (eigentlich Schritt, Gang ), einer Ableitung von gr. baínein gehen . (Zur Bedeutungsentwicklung vgl. nhd. treten Tritt im Sinne von fester Untergrund,… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Basis — Ba sis (b[=a] s[i^]s), n.; pl. {Bases} (b[=a] s[=e]z). [L. basis, Gr. ba sis. See {Base}, n.] 1. The foundation of anything; that on which a thing rests. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. The pedestal of a column, pillar, or statue. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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