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Definition 1: the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where basis or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture

Synonyms for basis in the sense of this definition

(basis is a kind of ...) a hypothesis that is taken for granted

"any society is built upon certain assumptions"

(... is a kind of basis ) the fundamental part

"successful negotiation is the meat and potatoes of arbitration"

(... is part of basis) thought that makes something comprehensible

Definition 2: a relation that provides the foundation for something - [noun denoting linkdef]

Samples where basis or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they were on a friendly footing
  • he worked on an interim basis

Synonyms for basis in the sense of this definition

(basis is a kind of ...) the basis on which something is grounded

"there is little foundation for his objections"

(... is a kind of basis ) a basis agreed to by all parties for reaching a mutual understanding

Definition 3: the most important or necessary part of something - [noun denoting linkdef]

Samples where basis or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the basis of this drink is orange juice

Synonyms for basis in the sense of this definition

(basis is a kind of ...) something determined in relation to something that includes it

"he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself" "I read a portion of the manuscript" "the smaller component is hard to reach" "the animal constituent of plankton"

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