What does basis mean?

Definitions for basis
ˈbeɪ sɪsba·sis

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word basis.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. footing, basis, ground(noun)

    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, 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"

  3. basis, base(noun)

    the most important or necessary part of something

    "the basis of this drink is orange juice"

Wiktionary

  1. basis(Noun)

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

  2. basis(Noun)

    An underlying condition or circumstance.

  3. basis(Noun)

    regular frequency

  4. basis(Noun)

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

  5. basis(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Basis(noun)

    the foundation of anything; that on which a thing rests

  2. Basis(noun)

    the pedestal of a column, pillar, or statue

  3. Basis(noun)

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

  4. Basis(noun)

    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  

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. Andriy Yermak:

    We can guarantee that during our term in office all investigations will be carried out transparently, these are the fundamental principles and basis of President Zelenskiy's program which we campaigned on.

  2. Mitch McConnell:

    Even by the far left's standards, this shameful, shameful smear campaign has hit a new low, i want to be perfectly clear about what has taken place. Senate Judiciary Democrats and Senate Democrats allies are trying to destroy a man's personal and professional life on the basis of decades-old allegations.

  3. Mike Pompeo:

    Pompeo and other American politicians use state security as an excuse and use state power to oppress Chinese high tech companies, we are firmly opposed to this, their actions have no factual basis, it's just smearing and political manipulation aimed to maintain the State Mike Pompeo monopoly in high-tech.

  4. Barack Obama:

    You have to believe in facts. Without facts there's no basis for cooperation. If I say this is a podium and you say this is an elephant, it's going to be hard for us to cooperate, i can't find common ground if somebody says that climate change just isn't happening, when almost all the world's scientists tell us it is. I don't know where to start talking to you about this. If you say it's an elaborate hoax, where do we start ?

  5. Nadine Gordimer:

    The primacy of the word, basis of the human psyche, that has in our age been used for mind-bending persuasion and brain-washing pulp, disgraced by Gobbles and debased by advertising copy, remains a force for freedom that flies out between all bars.

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