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English definition of “-based”

-based

suffix uk   /-beɪst/ us  

-based suffix (MAIN PLACE)

used to form adjectives showing the main place or area in which something or someone works, lives, or does business: a Manchester-based company community-based programsPlacing and positioning an object

-based suffix (MAIN PART)

used to form adjectives describing the main thing from which a particular substance or object is made: This is a cream-based sauce.Important and essential thingsInformation and messages
(Definition of -based from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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