Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: Greek, 'step, base', from bainein 'to go'


ba‧sis S3 W1 plural bases [countable]
1 the facts, ideas, or things from which something can be developed:
Their claim had no basis in fact (=it was not true).
basis of
Bread forms the basis of their daily diet.
basis for
The video will provide a basis for class discussion.

on the basis of something

because of a particular fact or situation:
discrimination on the basis of sex

on a regular/daily/weekly etc basis

every day, week etc:
I'm saving money on a regular basis.

on a voluntary/part-time/temporary etc basis

B a system or agreement by which someone or something is voluntary etc:
Nurses are employed on a full-time basis.

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