basis basis  /ˈbeɪ səs/


  1. (n) a relation that provides the foundation for something
  2. (n) the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained
  3. (n) the most important or necessary part of something


  1. This is a conversation that takes place on a regular basis between American troops and Afghan villagers, with no resolution.
  2. Sharon ruled on the basis of an elected parliamentary majority, and his replacement will be chosen on the same basis.
  3. Such appointments are traditionally made on a frankly political basis, and once Carter was ensconced in the Oval Office, that tradition was fully honored.


  1. Italian 10-Year Bonds Fall; Yield Rises 4 Basis Points to 4.43%

    Italian 10-year government bonds fell, pushing the yield up four basis points to 4.43 percent at 7:23 a.m. London time.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  2. Basis Band Android app finally available, iOS version still absent (video)

    If you've been sitting around not clocking up the miles with your Basis Band , we imagine it's because you were waiting for that long-delayed mobile app. Well, it might not be Q1 as promised , but it's finally time to lace up those sneakers. It's team Android that gets out of the blocks first, with the app debuting on the Google-flavored OS. Features include automatic sync, the ability to see ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Engadget

  3. Basis Releases Its First App And It's For Android

    Last we saw the Basis B1 it hadn't launched with an app and users had been relegated to syncing the activity tracker with their desktop. Today that changes for some users with the launch of the Android app. Read more...        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Gizmodo


  1. On Tuesday Mr Sarkozy denounced the allegations as "libel that aims only to smear, without the slightest basis in reality".
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Nicolas Sarkozy Source: The Press Association

  2. "I would never turn my back on people who flee violence in Afghanistan, or whatever," Ramos Horta said. "But on a temporary basis, so that they can be sent to a third country where they can start life with dignity and with promise of a better...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Jose Ramos Horta Source: The Associated Press

  3. "These players and all members of our league have to make the right choices and decisions in their conduct on a consistent basis," Goodell said.
    on Apr 11, 2007 By: Roger Goodell Source: Taipei Times

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