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1. basis

noun. ['ˈbeɪsəs, ˈbeɪsɪs'] a relation that provides the foundation for something.

Synonyms

  • ground
  • common ground
  • footing

Antonyms

  • superior
  • finish
  • overgarment
  • good fortune

Etymology

  • basis (Latin)
  • βάσις (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Basis

  • racists
  • oasis

How do you pronounce basis?

Pronounce basis as ˈbeɪsɪs.

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Sentences with basis


1. Noun, singular or mass
Skill-based systems are better defined having been used for years as the basis for defining certain jobs.

Quotes about basis


1. The basis of art is truth, both in matter and in mode.
- Flannery O'Connor

2. The foundation of success in life is good health: that is the substratum fortune; it is also the basis of happiness. A person cannot accumulate a fortune very well when he is sick.
- P. T. Barnum

3. It's always really challenging trying to go from player to player/coach. You have a kind of friendship basis of relationship with all of your teammates, and now you go to this power position where you have to make decisions that might hurt people's feelings.
- Abby Wambach

2. basis

noun. ['ˈbeɪsəs, ˈbeɪsɪs'] the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained.

Synonyms

  • cornerstone
  • fundament
  • foundation
  • supposition
  • explanation
  • supposal
  • groundwork
  • assumption
  • meat and potatoes

Antonyms

  • noble
  • incidental
  • genuine
  • legitimate

Etymology

  • basis (Latin)
  • βάσις (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

3. basis

noun. ['ˈbeɪsəs, ˈbeɪsɪs'] the most important or necessary part of something.

Synonyms

  • portion
  • part
  • component
  • component part
  • constituent

Antonyms

  • misfortune
  • good luck
  • success
  • outside

Etymology

  • basis (Latin)
  • βάσις (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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