Basis

Definition of Basis

Ba´sis   Pronunciation: bā´sĭs
n.1.The foundation of anything; that on which a thing rests.
2.The pedestal of a column, pillar, or statue.
If no basis bear my rising name.
- Pope.
3.The groundwork; the first or fundamental principle; that which supports.
The basis of public credit is good faith.
- A. Hamilton.
4.The principal component part of a thing.

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