What does basis mean?

Definitions for basis
ˈbeɪ sɪsba·sis

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. footing, basis, groundnoun

    a relation that provides the foundation for something

    "they were on a friendly footing"; "he worked on an interim basis"

  2. basis, base, foundation, fundament, groundwork, cornerstonenoun

    the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained

    "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture"

  3. basis, basenoun

    the most important or necessary part of something

    "the basis of this drink is orange juice"

Wiktionary

  1. basisnoun

    A starting point, base or foundation for an argument or hypothesis.

  2. basisnoun

    An underlying condition or circumstance.

  3. basisnoun

    regular frequency

  4. basisnoun

    In a vector space, a linearly independent set of vectors spanning the whole vector space.

  5. basisnoun

    Amount paid for an investment, including commissions and other expenses.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Basisnoun

    the foundation of anything; that on which a thing rests

  2. Basisnoun

    the pedestal of a column, pillar, or statue

  3. Basisnoun

    the ground work the first or fundamental principle; that which supports

  4. Basisnoun

    the principal component part of a thing

Freebase

  1. Basis

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Basis

    bās′is, n. the foundation, or that on which a thing rests: the pedestal of a column: the groundwork or first principle:—pl. Bas′es. [See Base (1).]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. basis

    See BASE.

Editors Contribution

  1. basis

    The fundamental reason to exist.

    The basis for the decision was just.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 8, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'basis' in Written Corpus Frequency: #854

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'basis' in Nouns Frequency: #284

Anagrams for basis »

  1. absis

  2. isbas

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of basis in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of basis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of basis in a Sentence

  1. Richard Neal:

    The president has repeatedly said on the campaign trail and then after becoming president, he intended to do this, to release them, except that he was under audit, so that's the basis we proceed on.

  2. Xiaosong Gu:

    The findings provide a robust genetic basis of adhesive setae formation.

  3. Andre Bakhos:

    Caution is very important among investors when it comes to trade ... this choppy, erratic and volatile action on a day-to-day and intraday basis is going to be the norm till things settle down.

  4. Mike Pompeo:

    There are always irritants in relationships. I am very confident the relationships between our countries -- the United States and the G7 countries -- will continue to move forward on a strong basis.

  5. Matthew Nimetz:

    I am encouraged by the dedication of both governments to deliver mutual benefits for all their citizens through the establishment of a strategic partnership as a basis for intensified cooperation across all sectors.

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