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**basis (Noun)** — A relation that provides the foundation for something.
ex. *"he worked on an interim basis"*

**basis (Noun)** — The fundamental assumptions from which something is begun, developed, calculated or explained.
ex. *"the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture"*

**basis (Noun)** — The most important or necessary part of something.
ex. *"the basis of this drink is orange juice"*

**basis (Noun)** — (mathematics) in a vector space, a linearly independent set of vectors spanning the whole vector space.

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