having a specified object or material as its base or foundation or as its primary constituent (often used in combination):Our house was one of the three stone-based houses of that era, built by my maternal grandfather.
established, grounded, or focused on a specified principle or belief, fact, method, etc. (often used in combination):It’s a culturally based phys ed curriculum that uses Indian traditions and values to teach healthy lifestyle habits.There are a number of promising evidence-based treatment modalities to address depression.
having a specified place as its primary location or headquarters; stationed or situated (often used in combination):A centrally based Houston media agency is looking for a Digital Account Manager to help with a key communications client.The Chicago-based HIV/AIDS organization provides housing, healthcare, and substance abuse programs for its clients.
having a specified origin or source (often used in combination):They want to replace animal-based foods with plant-based milks and vegetable protein.
Slang. true to one’s self or secure in one’s beliefs regardless of what others think, especially when those beliefs fall outside of the mainstream:Her presentation was so based—did you see the teacher's expression? Priceless!
(used to express approval or respect, especially in response to a social media post): Based. At least somebody shows some spine on this forum.
the simple past tense and past participle of base1.
- un·based, adjective
- well-based, adjective
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How to use based in a sentence
Sony will also release a digital edition of the PS5 for $400, the Tokyo-based company said at a virtual event Wednesday.Sony debuts new PlayStation for the holidays. Here’s how much it costs | Verne Kopytoff | September 17, 2020 | Fortune
To date, the firm has 4 million rooftops in its customer base and it employs 11 people, double last year’s headcount.Opportunity Zones haven’t fully reached their potential, but don’t write them off yet | jakemeth | September 16, 2020 | Fortune
These benchmark’s are based on performance from the start July to the end of June, since results for the September quarters were not yet available at the end of that month.Will tech stocks stumble or slide? What the fundamentals tell us | Shawn Tully | September 16, 2020 | Fortune
That’s part of the reason it has hired Rawlinson—to help not just its workforce but its customer base lean into this new way of working.Slack hires former Live Nation exec as new chief people officer | Michal Lev-Ram, writer | September 16, 2020 | Fortune
These platforms can also be configured to do several tasks based on one command.Get around your phone more quickly than you already are | David Nield | September 16, 2020 | Popular-Science
This is comedy based on a cold humor, detached, euphemistic, devoid of any generosity.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President | Pierre Assouline | January 9, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Music is a huge part of the tone of Black Dynamite overall—going back to the original 2009 movie on which the series is based.‘Black Dynamite’ Presents Police Brutality: The Musical | Stereo Williams | January 9, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Deep, situational, and emotional jokes based on what is relevant and has a POINT!
The effort to sterilize his image first began when Epstein hired Los Angeles-based spin doctors Sitrick Co.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking | M.L. Nestel | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
AirAsia Indonesia, which operated Flight 8501, is the Indonesian subsidiary of AirAsia, which is based in Malaysia.Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501 | Clive Irving | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
This acceptance is based upon a transaction involving the importation or exportation of goods.Readings in Money and Banking | Chester Arthur Phillips
The distinction is based chiefly upon etiology, although each type presents a more or less distinctive blood-picture.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
Of his book he himself said, “My conclusions may be disputed, but no one shall dispute the facts on which they are based.”Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
Also a comparison based on numbers of troops would prove to be beside the point, for conditions cannot be identical.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
Any comparison based on expenditure per gun must therefore be misleading.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton