Definitions for basisˈbeɪ sɪs
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a bottom or base; the part on which something stands or rests.
anything upon which something is based; a fundamental principle.
the principal constituent; fundamental ingredient.
a basic fact, amount, standard, etc., used in making computations, reaching conclusions, or the like:
to be paid on an hourly basis; to be chosen on the basis of merit.
Category: Common Vocabulary
* (-sēz).. Syn: See base1.
Origin of basis:
1525–35; < L < Gk básis step, place one stands on, pedestal =ba-, base of baínein to walk, step (akin to come ) +-sis -sis ; cf. base1
footing, basis, ground(noun)
a relation that provides the foundation for something
"they were on a friendly footing"; "he worked on an interim basis"
basis, base, foundation, fundament, groundwork, cornerstone(noun)
the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained
"the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture"
the most important or necessary part of something
"the basis of this drink is orange juice"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
as a result of
We made a decision on the basis of the evidence.
a fundamental idea or situation from which things develop
a biological basis for mood changes; Freedom forms the basis of democracy.; the theory has no basis in science
A starting point, base or foundation for an argument or hypothesis.
An underlying condition or circumstance.
In a vector space, a linearly independent set of vectors spanning the whole vector space.
Amount paid for an investment, including commissions and other expenses.
the foundation of anything; that on which a thing rests
the pedestal of a column, pillar, or statue
the ground work the first or fundamental principle; that which supports
the principal component part of a thing
In linear algebra, a basis is a set of linearly independent vectors that, in a linear combination, can represent every vector in a given vector space or free module, or, more simply put, which define a "coordinate system". In more general terms, a basis is a linearly independent spanning set. Given a basis of a vector space, every element of the vector space can be expressed uniquely as a finite linear combination of basis vectors, whose coefficients are referred to as vector components. Every vector space has a basis, and all bases of a vector space have the same number of elements, called the dimension of the vector space.
Translations for basis
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
that on which a thing rests or is founded
This idea is the basis of my argument.
- أساس، قاعِده، أصْلArabic
- basePortuguese (BR)
- die GrundlageGerman
- grundlag; basisDanish
- base, cimientos, piedra angularSpanish
- پایه؛ شالودهFarsi
- temelj, osnovaCroatian
- landasan, dasarIndonesian
- undirstaða; meginþátturIcelandic
- pamatas, pagrindasLithuanian
- grunnlag, basisNorwegian
- پایه؛ شالودهPersian
- قاعده، اساس، بنسټ، ستنه، اساسى توكىPashto
- bază, temelieRomanian
- bas, basis, grundSwedish
- temel, dayanakTurkish
- 基礎Chinese (Trad.)
- nền tảngVietnamese
- 基础Chinese (Simp.)
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