1. [ noun ] a relation that provides the foundation for something
Synonyms: ground footing

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

Related terms: foundation common_ground
2. [ noun ] the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained
Synonyms: base groundwork cornerstone fundament foundation

"the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture"

Related terms: assumption meat_and_potatoes explanation
3. [ noun ] the most important or necessary part of something
Synonyms: base

"the basis of this drink is orange juice"

Related terms: part
Similar spelling:   bakshis