Type your word below and click
What-does.net is your comprehensive online definition dictionary. If you are not sure how to define Basis, our website can provide you with the appropriate definition. On this page, you can find what is Basis.

Basis meaning

basis - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained; " the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture"
  2. 2. a relation that provides the foundation for something; " they were on a friendly footing"; " he worked on an interim basis"
  3. 3. the most important or necessary part of something; " the basis of this drink is orange juice"
  4. 4. The foundation of anything; that on which a thing rests.
  5. 5. The pedestal of a column, pillar, or statue.
  6. 6. The ground work the first or fundamental principle; that which supports.
  7. 7. The principal component part of a thing.
  8. 8. For income and capital gains tax purposes, the value that is used to determine profit or loss when property is sold. Often the basis is what you paid for the property, " adjusted" to reflect improvements made or damage incurred while you own the property. See stepped- up basis, carryover basis.

basis - examples of usage

  1. Everything seemed to depend on something else, and it was impossible to find any positive basis upon which I could found a resolve. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
  2. If we want to avail ourselves of the Bible Promises on the basis of the Bible teaching, we cannot throw the teaching overboard. - "The Law and the Word", Thomas Troward.
  3. If we take this Law of Unity as the basis of our Thought we shall be surprised to find how far it will carry us. - "The Law and the Word", Thomas Troward.
Filter by letter: