noun, plural ba·ses [bey-seez] /ˈbeɪ siz/.
- basing point,
- basis of articulation,
- basis point,
- basis weight,
- basivertebral vein
Origin of basis
Examples from the Web for basis
We see the Southern segregationists who threatened his life and that of his family on an almost daily basis.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’|Gary May|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
So, I can deal with them on a daily basis, I know how it affects my body.
We also knew that once we hit the road, we would be paying our band and crew on a weekly basis.
I knew: Nuclear Armageddon was staring me in the face on a daily basis.
At the federal level, much remains undefined defined: What would be the basis for quarantining individuals?
Ambergris forms the basis of these, as it also does of the Indian pastilles called "Cachunde," and which were equally in repute.
Its basis is truth to the form as well as to the thought, to the letter as well as to the spirit, of the text.
He had everything to gain by saving it as a basis of operations for his army.The Thirty Years' War|Samuel Rawson Gardiner
On such a basis the system could not, however, be very largely developed.The Development of Rates of Postage|A. D. Smith
Accordingly I ask, How much time is needed to account for the facts before us on the basis of Uniformity?Illogical Geology|George McCready Price
noun plural -ses (-siːz)
Word Origin for basis
1570s, "bottom or foundation (of something material)," from Latin basis "foundation," from Greek basis "a step, stand, base, that whereon one stands," from bainein "go, step" (see come). Transferred and figurative senses (of immaterial things) are from c.1600.
n. pl. ba•ses (-sēz′)
Plural bases (bā′sēz′)
see on a first-name basis.