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Overview of noun basis

The noun basis has 3 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (38) footing, basis, ground

(a relation that provides the foundation for something; "they were on a friendly footing"; "he worked on an interim basis")

2. (28) basis, base, foundation, fundament, groundwork, cornerstone

(the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained; "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture")

3. basis, base

(the most important or necessary part of something; "the basis of this drink is orange juice") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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