Synonyms of basis


1. footing, basis, ground, foundation

usage: a relation that provides the foundation for something; "they were on a friendly footing"; "he worked on an interim basis"

2. basis, base, foundation, fundament, groundwork, cornerstone, assumption, supposition, supposal

usage: the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained; "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture"

3. basis, base, part, portion, component part, component, constituent

usage: the most important or necessary part of something; "the basis of this drink is orange juice"

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