from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A foundation upon which something rests.
- noun The chief constituent; the fundamental ingredient.
- noun The fundamental principle.
- noun An underlying circumstance or condition: synonym: base.
- noun A pattern or schedule for proceeding.
- noun A condition for relating or proceeding.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
- noun The foundation of anything; that on which a thing stands or on which anything is reared; a foundation, groundwork, or supporting principle: now most commonly used of immaterial things.
- noun In architecture, same as
- noun A pedestal.
- noun The principal constituent of a compound; a fundamental ingredient.
- noun Milit., same as
- noun . In crystallography and petrography, same as
basal plane(which see, under basal).
- noun In botany and conchology, same as
- noun [NL.] In anatomy, the base; the fundamental or basilar part of anything: as, basis cranii, the base of the skull.
- noun In prosody, a trochee or its substitute preceding the dactyls of a logaœdic series.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The foundation of anything; that on which a thing rests.
- noun obsolete The pedestal of a column, pillar, or statue.
- noun The groundwork; the first or fundamental principle; that which supports.
- noun The principal component part of a thing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
starting point, baseor foundationfor an argumentor hypothesis.
- noun An
underlying conditionor circumstance.
- noun regular
- noun linear algebra In a
vector space, a linearly independentset of vectorsspanning the whole vector space.
- noun accounting Amount paid for an investment, including commissions and other expenses.
- noun topology A collection of subsets ("basis elements") of a set, such that this collection covers the set, and for any two basis elements which both contain an element of the set, there is a third basis element contained in the intersection of the first two, which also contains that element.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the most important or necessary part of something
- noun the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained
- noun a relation that provides the foundation for something
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
• Trading margin of 13. 5%; up 155 bps on a constant currency basis and 160 bps on an actual currency basis*
Telekom Austria Actual currency Constant currency Constant Group basis basis* currency basis*
But in bond-market commentary, the term basis point is permissible.
Guus Hiddink stepped in to manage Chelsea on a short term basis - and won the FA Cup for them in 2009.
But if the effect, on a long term basis, is to force return to take into account risk, and properly price it for all players, then capital will flee the sector and threaten, perhaps, to put financial firms out of business only insofar as capital wants to take greater risks for greater returns in other asset classes and investment opportunities.
Another basis is a state or local law or even the school code of conduct.
Every other basis is a sort of sentimental confusion, full of merely verbal echoes of the older creeds.
"On a medium-term basis, which is how you typically view valuation, nearly all of the indicators suggest that the euro is still overvalued," said Lauren Rosborough,
"On a medium-term basis, which is how you typically view valuation, nearly all of the indicators suggest that the euro is still overvalued," said Lauren Rosborough, a senior currency analyst at Westpac Banking in London.
Most Libyan oil is sold on a term basis, including to the country's Oilinvest marketing network in Europe; to companies like Agip, OMV, Repsol YPF, Tupras, CEPSA, and Total; and small volumes to Asian and South African companies.