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Dictionary definition for: Basis

1. (n) a relation that provides the foundation for something; "they were on a friendly footing" "he worked on an interim basis"

2. (n) the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained; "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture"

3. (n) the most important or necessary part of something; "the basis of this drink is orange juice"

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