basises vs bases : Common Errors in English

About basises vs bases

The plural of “basis” is “bases,” pronounced “BAY-sees” (not to be confused with Baywatch).

bases Meaning(s)

  • (n) a relation that provides the foundation for something
  • (n) the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained
  • (n) the most important or necessary part of something
  • (n) installation from which a military force initiates operations
  • (n) lowest support of a structure
  • (n) a place that the runner must touch before scoring
  • (n) the bottom or lowest part
  • (n) (anatomy) the part of an organ nearest its point of attachment
  • (n) a lower limit
  • (n) the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained
  • (n) a support or foundation
  • (n) a phosphoric ester of a nucleoside; the basic structural unit of nucleic acids (DNA or RNA)
  • (n) any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water
  • (n) the bottom side of a geometric figure from which the altitude can be constructed
  • (n) the most important or necessary part of something
  • (n) (numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place
  • (n) the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end
  • (n) a terrorist network intensely opposed to the United States that dispenses money and logistical support and training to a wide variety of radical Islamic terrorist groups; has cells in more than 50 countries
  • (n) (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
  • (n) the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area
  • (n) the principal ingredient of a mixture
  • (n) a flat bottom on which something is intended to sit
  • (n) (electronics) the part of a transistor that separates the emitter from the collector
  • (v) use as a basis for; found on
  • (v) situate as a center of operations
  • (v) use (purified cocaine) by burning it and inhaling the fumes
  • (s) serving as or forming a base
  • (s) of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense)
  • (s) (used of metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal
  • (s) not adhering to ethical or moral principles
  • (s) having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality
  • (s) illegitimate
  • (s) debased; not genuine

bases in News

  1. Around the Bases: Wednesday scores and highlights

    Padres 5, Braves 3: The Padres loaded the bases against Paul Maholm in the first inning, scoring three runs off the southpaw in the frame. Chris Denorfia added a two-run homer in the fifth.
    on June 13, 2013 Source:

  2. Georgia shuts 2 bases in Afghanistan after attacks

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Georgia said Wednesday that the country has closed two of its bases in Afghanistan after 10 of its soldiers were killed by militant attacks within the last four weeks, but it will not reduce the number of troops serving there.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Nyko Xbox One, PlayStation 4 Charge Bases eyes-on with NVIDIA SHIELD bonus

    If you were wondering how it is that Nyko is bringing charger bases for both the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4‘s controllers – look no further. We had a quick chat with the folks at Nyko at E3 2013 this afternoon and got the quick once-over on how their unique technology works. Here well Read The Full Story
    on June 12, 2013 Source: SlashGear

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