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The justification for or reasoning behind something
“On what basis are you suggesting that this ancient structure was because of aliens?”
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The foundation on which an activity, process or structure is carried out or built on
“Regardless of its origin, sometimes a good idea forms the entire basis of a non-fiction book.”
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The principle on which an idea, activity or process is based on
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“His four postulates which formed the basis of his theory, however, attracted much criticism.”
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An underlying condition or circumstance
“The audience may hold prejudices against the speaker and, on that basis, dismisses what he has to say.”
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The reoccurrence of an event at a given frequency or time interval
“I will be consulting with my lawyer on a regular basis until the case is settled.”
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The cause or latent beginning of a feeling, process, or condition
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A principle or standard by which something may be judged or decided
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(used with for) A reason for a particular feeling or emotion
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The reason or grounds for a certain course of action
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A beginning, or first stage
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The thought processes leading to accepted theories or solutions
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An element or circumstance contributing to a result
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The causes, explanations, or justifications for an action or event
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A basic structure underlying a system, concept, or text
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Reason for being
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Fundamental knowledge or background in a field or discipline
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A sign or measure of something
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