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hypobasis

[hahy-poh-bey-sis]
noun, plural hy·po·ba·ses [hahy-poh-bey-seez] /ˌhaɪ poʊˈbeɪ siz/. Architecture.
  1. the lowermost distinctively treated part of a base.
  2. a lower base beneath an upper and more important one.
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