ba·sis /ˈbesəs/ 名詞
Ba·sis n.; pl. Bases
1. The foundation of anything; that on which a thing rests.
2. The pedestal of a column, pillar, or statue. [Obs.]
If no basis bear my rising name. --Pope.
3. The groundwork; the first or fundamental principle; that which supports.
The basis of public credit is good faith. --A. Hamilton.
4. The principal component part of a thing.
n 1: a relation that provides the foundation for something; "they
were on a friendly footing"; "he worked on an interim
basis" [syn: footing, ground]
2: the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or
developed or calculated or explained; "the whole argument
rested on a basis of conjecture" [syn: base, foundation,
fundament, groundwork, cornerstone]
3: the most important or necessary part of something; "the
basis of this drink is orange juice" [syn: base]