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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Basis  \Ba"sis\,  n.;  pl  {Bases}.  [L.  basis,  Gr  ?.  See  {Base}, 
  n.] 
  1.  The  foundation  of  anything  that  on  which  a  thing  rests. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  The  pedestal  of  a  column,  pillar,  or  statue.  [Obs.] 
 
  If  no  basis  bear  my  rising  name  --Pope. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  basis 
  n  1:  a  relation  that  provides  the  foundation  for  something  "they 
  were  on  a  friendly  footing"  or  "he  worked  on  an  interim 
  basis"  [syn:  {footing},  {ground}] 
  2:  the  fundamental  assumptions  underlying  an  explanation;  "the 
  whole  argument  rested  on  a  basis  of  conjecture"  [syn:  {base}, 
  {foundation},  {fundament},  {groundwork},  {cornerstone}] 




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