Meaning of BASIS in English

n. Function: noun

1 something that supports or sustains anything immaterial FF1C; his argument rested on a basis of conjecture FF1E;

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

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


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

3 something serving as a reason or justification for an action or opinion FF1C; resented such a challenge without basis or reason FF1E;

Synonyms: foundation, warrant

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

Merriam Webster. Collegiate thesaurus English dictionary.      Английский энциклопедический толковый словарь тезауруса.