Meaning of BASIS in English



something that supports or sustains anything immaterial

his argument rested on a basis of conjecture

Synonyms: base, bedrock, footing, foundation, ground, groundwork, infrastructure, root, substratum, underpinning; compare base 1

Related Word: axiom, fundamental, law, principle, theorem; assumption, postulate, premise, presumption, presupposition; essence, heart


Synonyms: base 1, bed, bottom, footing, foundation, ground, groundwork, rest, seat, substructure


something serving as a reason or justification for an action or opinion

resented such a challenge without basis or reason

Synonyms: foundation, warrant

Related Word: call, justification, right; ground(s), reason

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