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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A thing on which something rests or depends.

Usage examples (40)
  • Science is the refusal to believe on the basis of hope.
  • The whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture
  • He worked on an interim basis
  • The basis of this drink is orange juice for more
Tutoring comment
  • The "basses" (singers in a low register) performed the "basis" (support, fundamental principle) of their program at the "bases" (military installations).
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