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  1. ba·sis
    IPA[ˈbāsəs]
  2. noun

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: basis, plural noun: bases

    • noun

      the underlying support or foundation for an idea, argument, or process:

      the system or principles according to which an activity or process is carried on:

    • plural

      plural form of base
    • plural

      plural form of base
    • noun

      one hundredth of one percent, used chiefly in expressing differences of interest rates:
    • noun

      one hundredth of one percentage point (used chiefly in expressing differences of interest rates):
    • having a friendly and informal relationship
    • (of the team at bat) fill all three bases with runners; (of a pitcher) allow all three bases to be occupied by runners
    • have base runners on all three bases
    • deal with something thoroughly
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