Meaning of “basis” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] us uk /ˈbeɪsɪs/ plural bases /ˈbeɪsiːz/
on a daily/monthly/regular, etc basis

B2 how often something happens or is done:

Meetings are held on a weekly basis.

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on a commercial/full-time/percentage, etc basis

B2 the way something happens or is organized:

We will consider claims for asylum on a case by case basis.
We deal with each case on an individual basis.
She's having private lessons on a one-to-one basis.

the reason for something:

Marks are awarded on the basis of progress and performance.
There is no legal basis for his claim.

a situation, fact, or idea from which something can develop:

Dani's essay can serve as a basis for our discussion.

(Definition of “basis” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)