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Another word for basis

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Noun
  1. The lowest or supporting part or structure

      1. A support or foundation, especially as a structure of masonry that supports a wall or a metaphorical basis for something.
      2. Material or masonry used to support a structure, such as a wall.
      3. A supporting structure or foundation, esp. one placed beneath a wall
      1. A part, substance, element, etc. which lies beneath and supports another; foundation
      2. (Photog.) A thin layer of material on a photographic film or plate serving as a base for the sensitive emulsion
      3. (Zool.) The ground or other solid material on which an animal moves or is fastened
      1. The right to sit as a member; position of a member; membership
      2. A place of abode or residence, especially a large house that is part of an estate:
      3. The part on which one rests in sitting:
      1. A foundation; a basis.
      2. Work done in preparation
      1. Soil; earth:
      2. The connection of an electrical conductor with a ground
      3. An area or a position that is contested in or as if in battle:
      1. The basis on which a thing stands, is founded, or is supported.
      2. The act of founding, especially the establishment of an institution with provisions for future maintenance.
      3. The base on which something rests; specif., the supporting part of a wall, house, etc., usually of masonry, concrete, etc., and at least partially underground
      1. The act of moving on foot.
      2. (Architecture) The supporting base or groundwork of a structure, as for a monument or wall.
      3. (Architecture, engineering) The thickened or sloping portion of a wall, or of an embankment at its foot; foundation.
      1. (Brit.) Foot soldiers; infantry
      2. The lowest part; the bottom:
      3. The end opposite the head, top, or front:
      1. The far end or part:
      2. The bed or ground beneath a body of water
      3. The lowest or least favorable position:
      1. A piece of furniture for reclining and sleeping, typically consisting of a flat, rectangular frame and a mattress resting on springs.
      2. A small plot of cultivated or planted land:
      3. A heap of material:
      1. A basic or underlying element; infrastructure:
      2. (Baseball) Any of the four objects at the four corners of the infield that must be reached safely one after the other to score a run: three (first base, second base, and third base) are set above the ground while the fourth (home plate) is set flush with the ground
      3. (Mathematics) The side or face of a geometric figure to which an altitude is or is thought to be drawn.
    See also:

    over

  2. That on which something immaterial, such as an argument or a charge, rests

      1. Legs, more generally.
      2. A supporting structure or foundation, esp. one placed beneath a wall
      3. Material or masonry used to support a structure, such as a wall.
      1. Work done in preparation
      2. A foundation; a basis.
      1. An area or a position that is contested in or as if in battle:
      2. Soil; earth:
      3. The connection of an electrical conductor with a ground
      1. The base on which something rests; specif., the supporting part of a wall, house, etc., usually of masonry, concrete, etc., and at least partially underground
      2. The act of founding, especially the establishment of an institution with provisions for future maintenance.
      3. Foundation garment
      1. A surface or its condition with respect to its suitability for walking or running, especially the condition of a racetrack.
      2. (Architecture, engineering) The thickened or sloping portion of a wall, or of an embankment at its foot; foundation.
      3. (Architecture) The supporting base or groundwork of a structure, as for a monument or wall.
      1. (Electronics) In some transistors, the region or layer of semiconductor material, acting as an electrode, that separates the emitter from the collector and receives an electric current of electrons or holes
      2. (Chem.) Any compound that can react with an acid to form a salt, the hydroxyl of the base being replaced by a negative ion: in modern theory, any substance that produces a negative ion and donates electrons to an acid to form covalent bonds: in water solution a base tastes bitter, turns red litmus paper blue, and, in dissociation theory, produces free hydroxyl ions
      3. A basic or underlying element; infrastructure:
    See also:

    over

  3. A justifying fact or consideration

    See also:

    true

  4. An established position from which to operate or deal with others

    See also:

    connect

  5. A fundamental principle or underlying concept

      1. Something in an incipient or undeveloped form:
      2. A first slight beginning or appearance, or undeveloped form or stage, of something
      3. A fundamental element, principle, or skill, as of a field of learning:
      1. (Music) The basic tone of a chord, on which the chord is constructed; often, the fundamental
      2. The part of a plant, usually below the ground, that lacks nodes, shoots, and leaves, holds the plant in position, draws water and nourishment from the soil, and stores food
      3. (Linguis.) The fundamental element of a word or form, exclusive of all affixes and inflectional phonetic changes
      1. (Physics) The lowest frequency at which a system, as an air column or stretched string, will freely vibrate
      2. The prime or main tone of a harmonic series
      3. Something that is an essential or necessary part of a system or object.
      1. The act of founding, especially the establishment of an institution with provisions for future maintenance.
      2. The base on which something rests; specif., the supporting part of a wall, house, etc., usually of masonry, concrete, etc., and at least partially underground
      3. Foundation garment
      1. An indispensable and fundamental basis:
      2. A stone that forms part of the corner of a building; esp., a foundation stone of this kind, often inscribed, laid at a ceremony that marks the beginning of building
      3. A ceremonial stone set at the corner of a building, joining two exterior walls, and often inscribed with the starting and completion dates of construction, the name of the architect and owner, and other details.
      1. (Linguis.) Any morpheme to which prefixes, suffixes, etc. are or can be added; stem or root
      2. (Chem.) Any compound that can react with an acid to form a salt, the hydroxyl of the base being replaced by a negative ion: in modern theory, any substance that produces a negative ion and donates electrons to an acid to form covalent bonds: in water solution a base tastes bitter, turns red litmus paper blue, and, in dissociation theory, produces free hydroxyl ions
      3. A basic or underlying element; infrastructure:
    See also:

    over

Another word for basis

Noun
  1. An intellectual foundation

      1. The firmness of will or the callousness required to carry out an unpleasant task or responsibility:
      2. Emotional constitution, basic disposition, or character:
      3. The human heart considered as the center or source of emotions, personality attributes, etc.
      1. (Meteorology) A particle on which water vapor molecules accumulate in free air to form a droplet or ice crystal.
      2. (Chem.) In organic chemistry, a fundamental, stable arrangement of atoms, as the benzene ring, that may occur in many compounds by atomic substitution without structural change
      3. (Biol.) The central, usually spherical or oval mass of protoplasm present in most plant and animal cells, containing most of the hereditary material and necessary to such functions as growth, reproduction, etc.
      1. A center or focal point
      2. A connection, tie, or link between individuals of a group, members of a series, etc.
      3. A means of connection; a link or tie:
      1. A puzzling or apparently insoluble problem.
      2. A difficult problem; puzzling thing
      3. The basic, central, or critical point or feature:
      1. An order that serves as authorization, especially:
      2. (--- Law) A judicial writ authorizing the search or seizure of property, arrest of a person, or the execution of a legal judgment.
      3. An option issued by a company granting the holder the right to buy certain securities, generally common stock, at a specified price and usually for a limited time
      1. A financial instrument, such as a stock or bond, representing rights of ownership or creditorship and often traded in secondary markets.
      2. An organization or department whose task is protection or safety, esp. a private police force hired to patrol or guard a building, park, or other area
      3. Measures adopted, as by a business or homeowner, to prevent a crime such as burglary or assault:
      1. Facts that can be analyzed or used in an effort to gain knowledge or make decisions; information.
      2. Statistics or other information represented in a form suitable for processing by computer.
      1. Something indicative; an indication or set of indications:
      2. (Law) Something presented in a legal proceeding, as a statement of a witness, an object, etc., which bears on or establishes a point in question
      3. A thing or set of things helpful in forming a conclusion or judgment:
      1. The establishment of the truth of something
      2. (Law) The establishment of the truth or falsity of an allegation by evidence.
      3. The evidence offered in support of or in contravention of an allegation.
      1. Support or aid:
      2. Those giving such support
      3. Support given to a person or cause
      1. The important events and occurrences in one's early life.
      2. A preceding occurrence, cause, or event.
      3. One that precedes another.
      1. Something postulated; assumption or axiom
      2. A fundamental element; a basic principle.
      3. Something assumed without proof as being self-evident or generally accepted, especially when used as a basis for an argument:
      1. A proposition upon which an argument is based or from which a conclusion is drawn.
      2. A previous statement or assertion that serves as the basis for an argument
      3. (Logic) One of the propositions in a deductive argument.
      1. The act of taking to or upon oneself:
      2. The act of taking for granted:
      3. Something taken for granted or accepted as true without proof; a supposition:
      1. A statement universally accepted as true; maxim
      2. (Logic, Math.) A statement or proposition that needs no proof because its truth is obvious, or one that is accepted as true without proof
      3. (Philosophy) A seemingly self-evident or necessary truth which is based on assumption; a principle or proposition which cannot actually be proved or disproved.
      1. (Chemistry) Any of a class of compounds whose aqueous solutions are characterized by a bitter taste, a slippery feel, the ability to turn litmus blue, and the ability to react with acids to form salts.
      2. A facial cosmetic used to even out the complexion or provide a surface for other makeup; a foundation.
      3. A starting or reference figure or sum upon which certain calculations are made
      1. Anything that serves as a support or basis
      2. Material or masonry used to support a structure, such as a wall.
      3. A support or foundation:
      1. A foundation; a basis.
      2. Work done in preparation
      1. A rule or standard, especially of good behavior:
      2. A fundamental truth, law, doctrine, or motivating force, upon which others are based
      3. A basic or essential quality or element determining intrinsic nature or characteristic behavior:
      1. One that is invested with this power, especially a government or body of government officials:
      2. The citation of a writing, decision, etc. in support of an opinion, action, etc.
      3. An accepted source of expert information or advice:
      1. A person, book, document, etc. that provides information
      2. One, such as a person or document, that supplies information:
      3. A person or thing from which something comes into being or is derived or obtained:
      1. Music (in full background music) or sound effects used as a subordinated accompaniment to dialogue or action, as in movies
      2. (--- Computers) The environment in which programs operate that the user does not engage with directly:
      3. A position, area, or situation that is not immediately in one's attention or notice:
      1. The interpretation, meaning, or sense given in explaining
      2. A mutual defining of terms, declaration of motives, etc. to clear up a misunderstanding or settle a dispute
      3. The act or process of explaining:
      1. A declaration made to explain or justify action, decision, or conviction:
      2. A normal mental state; sanity:
      3. A fact or cause that explains why something exists or has occurred:
      1. (Plural only) The sediment at the bottom of a liquid, or from which a liquid has been filtered (as in coffee grounds).
      2. The collective land areas that compose a larger area, as in the castle grounds.
      3. (Law) Basis or justification for something, as in "grounds for divorce."
      1. Something, such as a fact or circumstance, that justifies:
      2. The condition or fact of being justified.
      3. A reason, explanation, or excuse which provides convincing, morally acceptable support for behavior or for a belief or occurrence.
      1. An organization established to maintain, assist, or finance institutions or projects of a social, educational, charitable, religious, etc. nature, as by the making of grants
      2. The act of founding, especially the establishment of an institution with provisions for future maintenance.
      3. Funds for the perpetual support of an institution; an endowment.
      1. The act of supporting:
      2. The state of being supported:
      3. The provision of money or the necessities of life:
  2. A physical foundation

      1. By extension, that which is prominent, fundamental, noteworthy, or central.
      2. A ceremonial stone set at the corner of a building, joining two exterior walls, and often inscribed with the starting and completion dates of construction, the name of the architect and owner, and other details.
      3. A stone that forms part of the corner of a building; esp., a foundation stone of this kind, often inscribed, laid at a ceremony that marks the beginning of building
      1. A surface or its condition with respect to its suitability for walking or running, especially the condition of a racetrack.
      2. (Architecture, engineering) The thickened or sloping portion of a wall, or of an embankment at its foot; foundation.
      3. (Architecture) The supporting base or groundwork of a structure, as for a monument or wall.
      1. The base on which something rests; specif., the supporting part of a wall, house, etc., usually of masonry, concrete, etc., and at least partially underground
      2. The act of founding, especially the establishment of an institution with provisions for future maintenance.
      3. Foundation garment
      1. (Chem.) Any compound that can react with an acid to form a salt, the hydroxyl of the base being replaced by a negative ion: in modern theory, any substance that produces a negative ion and donates electrons to an acid to form covalent bonds: in water solution a base tastes bitter, turns red litmus paper blue, and, in dissociation theory, produces free hydroxyl ions
      2. A supporting part or layer; a foundation:
      3. A basic or underlying element; infrastructure: