Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun basis

3 senses of basis

Sense 1
footing, basis, ground -- (a relation that provides the foundation for something; "they were on a friendly footing"; "he worked on an interim basis")
       => foundation -- (the basis on which something is grounded; "there is little foundation for his objections")

Sense 2
basis, base, foundation, fundament, groundwork, cornerstone -- (the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained; "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture")
       => assumption, supposition, supposal -- (a hypothesis that is taken for granted; "any society is built upon certain assumptions")

Sense 3
basis, base -- (the most important or necessary part of something; "the basis of this drink is orange juice")
       => part, portion, component part, component, constituent -- (something determined in relation to something that includes it; "he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself"; "I read a portion of the manuscript"; "the smaller component is hard to reach"; "the animal constituent of plankton")

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