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  1. the fundamental assumptions underlying an explanation; "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a relation that provides the foundation for something; "they were on a friendly footing" or"he worked on an interim basis" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained; "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. a relation that provides the foundation for something; "they were on a friendly footing"; "he worked on an interim basis" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. the most important or necessary part of something; "the basis of this drink is orange juice" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. See Base. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7. The foundation of anything; that on which a thing rests. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The pedestal of a column, pillar, or statue. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The ground work the first or fundamental principle; that which supports. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The principal component part of a thing. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. For income and capital gains tax purposes, the value that is used to determine profit or loss when property is sold. Often the basis is what you paid for the property, "adjusted" to reflect improvements made or damage incurred while you own the property. See stepped-up basis, carryover basis.
  12. A base or foundation; the groundwork or first principle of anything; the chief ingredient. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Base, foundation. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  14. The foundation or that on which a thing rests: the pedestal of a column: the groundwork or first principle:-pl. BASES. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. A support; foundation; chief ingredient. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. The base or foundation of anything; the lowest part of a column; the ground-work, or first principle. See Base. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. The pedestal of a column; that on which anything is raised. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. 1.the days in a year used for interest computation. 2. when adjustments are made between currencies. 3. the price difference between the cash and futures market for an asset. 4. the purchase price minus the commissions and expenses. It is used for calcula thelawdictionary.org
  19. The groundwork; the first or fundamental principle; that which supports. dictgcide_fs
  20. b[=a]s'is, n. the foundation, or that on which a thing rests: the pedestal of a column: the groundwork or first principle:--pl. BAS'ES. [See BASE (1).] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  21. See Prescription-b. Cerebri, Base of the Brain-b. Cordis, Radix cordis-b. Corporis, Sole. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  22. (pl. bases). =BASE (chiefly in fig. senses); main ingredient, foundation, beginning, determining principle; common ground for negotiation &c.; military base. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  23. Same as Base. American pocket medical dictionary.
  24. In pharmacy, that ingredient which either is the most important medicinally or determines the consistence-and other general characters of the product. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  25. n. [Greek] A fabulous serpent, called a cockatrice ;-a genus of created lizards ;-a large piece of ordnance. Cabinet Dictionary
  26. n. [Greek] That on which a thing rests :-the principal ingredient; groundwork or first principle. Cabinet Dictionary
  27. The foundation of any thing; the lowest of the three principal parts of a column; that on which any thing is raised; the pedestal; the groundwork. Complete Dictionary

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