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basis

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English

Pronunciation

Etymology

From Ancient Greek βάσις (basis).

Noun

Singular
basis

Plural
bases

basis (bases)
  1. A starting point, base or foundation for an argument or hypothesis.
  2. An underlying condition or circumstance.
  3. (linear algebra) In a vector space, a linearly independent set of vectors spanning the whole vector space.
  4. (accounting) Amount paid for an investment, including commissions and other expenses.

Derived terms

Synonyms

  • (starting point for discussion): base

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Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

basis f. (plural basissen or bases, diminutive basisje)

  1. basis
  2. base

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