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English noun: basis

1. basis a relation that provides the foundation for something


SamplesThey were on a friendly footing.
He worked on an interim basis.


Synonymsfooting, ground


Broader (hypernym)foundation


Narrower (hyponym)common ground

2. basis (cognition) the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained


SamplesThe whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture.


Synonymsbase, cornerstone, foundation, fundament, groundwork


Broader (hypernym)assumption, supposal, supposition


Narrower (hyponym)meat and potatoes


Part meronymexplanation

3. basis the most important or necessary part of something


SamplesThe basis of this drink is orange juice.


Synonymsbase


Broader (hypernym)component, component part, constituent, part, portion









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