based based  /ˈbeɪst/


  1. (adj) having a base
  2. (adj) having a base of operations (often used as a combining form)


  1. President Barack Obama's announcement of an advisory council for faith-based initiatives is an ambitious task, but stands before a path studded with political mines.
  2. Yes, it is based on the fact that we should never have authorized a war that's cost us thousands of lives and billions of dollars.
  3. Instead, he calls Atlas Legal Research, an outsourcing company based in Irving, Texas, that uses lawyers in India to provide the service for $60 per hr.


  1. Community-based programs may help prevent childhood obesity

    When it comes to confronting childhood obesity, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health conclude that community-based approaches are important. A systematic review of childhood obesity prevention programs found that community-based intervention programs that incorporate schools and focus on both diet and physical activity are more effective at preventing obesity in ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

  2. VA-Based Propane Project Expects to Hit Goal

    A Virginia-based project expects to meet its goal of converting 1,200 vehicles in the Southeast to propane.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: NBC 29 Charlottesville

  3. Houston-based startup brings exposure to Texas publishing

    PubSoft, a Houston-based publishing software company, went to the BookExpo America 2013 conference from May 29 to June 1, bringing more exposure to Texas’ rapidly expanding technology and publishing industry. “(Getting to go to the BEA was) amazing! Especially for a company that is as new as PubSoft is. I think it’s a testament to how [...]
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Daily Cougar


  1. He said that it was "not based on any difference in policy" or "any sense of personal insult," but on his judgment that Gen. McChrystal had not upheld "the standard that should be set by a commanding general."
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Washington Post

  2. So when Sotomayor says things like this -- "I simply do not know exactly what that difference will be in my judging. But I accept there will be some based on my gender and my Latina heritage" -- it's very easy to label her an scourge of identity...
    on May 27, 2009 By: Sonia Sotomayor Source: Atlantic Online

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