Definitions of basis

  1. See Base. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  2. the fundamental assumptions underlying an explanation; "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the most important or necessary part of something; "the basis of this drink is orange juice" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. The pedestal of a column, pillar, or statue. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The ground work the first or fundamental principle; that which supports. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The principal component part of a thing. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. A support; foundation; chief ingredient. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for basis

  1. Is, perhaps, the basis of humour a kind of selfish security? – At Large by Arthur Christopher Benson
  2. The basis of good singing is good speaking. – Seed Thoughts for Singers by Frank Herbert Tubbs