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Meaning & Definition of Basis in English

English

Basis

/besəs/

noun

1. A relation that provides the foundation for something

  • "They were on a friendly footing"
  • "He worked on an interim basis"
    synonym:
  • footing
  • ,
  • basis
  • ,
  • ground

2. The fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained

  • "The whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture"
    synonym:
  • basis
  • ,
  • base
  • ,
  • foundation
  • ,
  • fundament
  • ,
  • groundwork
  • ,
  • cornerstone

3. The most important or necessary part of something

  • "The basis of this drink is orange juice"
    synonym:
  • basis
  • ,
  • base

Examples of using

Archaeological finds are being made in Peru on an almost daily basis.
What's your basis for saying this?
Permanent peace is possible, says the reactionary Norman Bentwich, only if the principles of Christianity become the basis of public policy and social life.