subbase

[ suhb-beys ]
/ ˈsʌbˌbeɪs /

noun

Architecture. the lowest part of a base, as of a column, that consists of two or more horizontal members.
Mathematics. a collection of subsets of a topological space having the property that every open set of a given topology can be written as the union of intersections of finite numbers of sets in the collection.Compare base1(def 13b).

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Origin of subbase

First recorded in 1820–30; sub- + base1

OTHER WORDS FROM subbase

sub·ba·sal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for subbase

subbase
/ (ˈsʌbˌbeɪs) /

noun

the lowest part of a pedestal, base, or skirtingCompare surbase
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