Meaning of BASIS in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈbā-səs ]


( plural ba·ses -ˌsēz)

Etymology: Latin — more at base

Date: 14th century

1. : the bottom of something considered as its foundation

2. : the principal component of something


a. : something on which something else is established or based

b. : an underlying condition or state of affairs

hired on a trial basis

on a first-name basis

4. : the basic principle

5. : a set of linearly independent vectors in a vector space such that any vector in the vector space can be expressed as a linear combination of them with appropriately chosen coefficients

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.