n pl , -ses
1 something that underlies, supports, or is essential to something else, esp. an abstract idea
2 a principle on which something depends or from which something has issued
3 (Maths) (of a Euclidean space) a maximal set of mutually perpendicular vectors, in terms of which all the elements of the space are uniquely expressible, and the number of which is the dimension of the space the vectors x, y and z form a basis of the 3-dimensional space all members of which can be written as ax + by + cz (C14: via Latin from Greek: step, from bainein to step, go)
n the gold standard as a criterion for the determination of prices
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1 base, bottom, footing, foundation, ground, groundwork, support
2 chief ingredient, core, essential, fundamental, heart, premise, principal element, principle, theory
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(#BD) In humanocracy, a revocable delegate member of a group of 25 delegators, chosen and controlled by them. 25 basis delegates can choose a council delegate.
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