Meaning of “base form” in the English Dictionary

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"base form" in British English

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base formnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbeɪs ˌfɔːm/ us /ˈbeɪs ˌfɔːrm/ specialized

in grammar, the simplest form of a verb, without a special ending:

The base form of "calling" is "call".

(Definition of “base form” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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