|1.||[ noun ] a relation that provides the foundation for something|
"they were on a friendly footing" or "he worked on an interim basis"
|Related terms:||foundation common_ground|
|2.||[ noun ] the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained|
|Synonyms:||base groundwork cornerstone fundament foundation|
"the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture"
|Related terms:||assumption meat_and_potatoes explanation|
|3.||[ noun ] the most important or necessary part of something|
"the basis of this drink is orange juice"